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The Holocaust, Logotherapy and Viktor E. Frankl


  • Michael F. Shaughnessy

    () (Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico, USA.)


This paper discusses the Holocaust and the system of psychotherapy developed by Viktor E. Frankl, a survivor of the Holocaust who went on to form the "third Viennese School of Psychiatry". This paper cursorily reviews the basic tenets of logotherapy and links the theory and practice of logotherapy and the concept of meaning and purpose in life to the Holocaust.

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  • Michael F. Shaughnessy, 2014. "The Holocaust, Logotherapy and Viktor E. Frankl," Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), , vol. 3(1), pages 241-246, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:jso:coejss:v:3:y:2014:i:1:p:241-246

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