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Frankl, Viktor Emil
Ein Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager (=Österreichische Dokumente zur Zeitgeschichte, Bd. 1) [Trotzdem ja zum Leben sagen - Man's Search for Meaning]
Verlag Jugend und Volk, Wien, 1946. 130 pages. 8°.Original paperback. Covers worn. Edges and corners bumped. Paperback with quite heavy damage and partial losses at spine. Binding loosend. Leaning spine. With two dedication texts on first page (one with ink by the author and the other by an unknown person with pencil). Strong browning throughout. The dedication text reads: "Für Frau Grete Krotschak in herzlicher Freundschaft V. E. Frankl 6/9/46" and translates: "For Ms. Grete Krotschak in cordial friendship V. E. Frankl 6/9/46". This presentation copy belongs to the first edition published in 1946 (roughly one year after Frankl was freed from the Concentration Camp Türkheim in April 1945) and contains a dated (October 1946) and signed dedication by Viktor Frankl to Grete Krotschak who served as a maid of honor at Frankl's wedding with Eleonore "Elly" Katharina Schwindt one year later (Frankl: Gesammelte Werke, Bd. 1, 2005, S. 159). Psychiatrist and neurologist Viktor Emil Frankl (1905-1997) has gained renown as founder of Logotherapy (also known as Third Viennese School of psycho-therapy). During the reign of National Socialism Frankl was interned in four concentration camps. When he was freed in April 1945 almost all of his relatives had been murdered. In only 9 days Frankl dictated the text of "Ein Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager" which was first published in 1946 and again in 1947. The book was not a huge success initially, but after it was translated into English under the title of "From Death-Camp to Existentialism" (1959) and later "Man's Search for Meaning" … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Cornelius Lange [Würzburg, Germany]
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