Now reissued by Rider, one of the seminal pieces of literature to emerge from the Second World War, a moving account of Viktor Frankl's experiences in Auschwitz and what he learned from them
Viktor Frankl was born in Vienna in 1905 and was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School. His wife, father, mother and brother all died in Nazi concentration camps, only he and his sister survived, but he never lost the qualities of compassion, loyalty, undaunted spirit and thirst for life (earning his pilot's licence aged 67). He died in Vienna in 1997.
"Remarkable...It changed my life and became a part of all that I live and all that I teach." Susan Jeffers, author of Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway and Embracing Uncertainty "A poignant testimony...a hymn to the phoenix rising in each of us who choose life before flight." Brian Keenan, author of An Evil Cradling "His works are essential reading for those who seek to understand the human condition." Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks "An enduring work of survival literature." New York Times "If you read but one book this year, Dr Frankl's book should be that one." Los Angeles Times