Biography of Viktor Frankl

Dr. Viktor Emil Frankl he was born in Vienna, Austria, on march 26, 1905 and passed away on September 2, 1997.

It is known as Viktor Frankl and he was a neurologist, psychiatrist and austrian philosopher, founder of the Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. He was also a lover of heights, so he devoted much of his life to climbing, and later became a pilot.

Characterized by its great sense of humor which was used within the therapy but also in her personal life, as well as the love that he had towards his second wife, Elly Frankl, which he assured that he he saved her life.

He survived four nazi concentration camps as Auschwitz and Dachau from 1942 until his release in Turkheim the April 27, 1945. In these and lost most of his family including his first wife which only had a few months of marriage.

According To Frankl, life itself has a meaningand the people have the ability to discover a meaning that is unique and unrepeatable, regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves; this search for meaning is the primary motivation in life.


In addition, we always have a certain degree of freedomsince we can decide at least what attitude we adopt in the face of adversity.

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Book by Viktor Frankl: man's search for meaning

Due to its situation in the concentration camps, Viktor Frankl wrote the book: «El hombre en busca de sentido» in which he recounts the difficult experience and how to discover a meaning in life even in situations like that. 

This book has had great success which has been considered as one of the ten most influential books of all the united States.

However, his work which includes articles, books, and lectures transcribed is vast, and in she came in a comprehensive manner its well-known Third Vienna School of Psychotherapy.

It was a human being like any other, but their passion for life and his legacy even after his death have impacted and inspired thousands of lives. 

Lives that have managed to give a twist to their lives and understand this sense, thanks to the Logotherapy and Existential Analysis.

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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl




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Viktor Frankl Phrases

«He encontrado el significado de mi vida ayudando a los demás a encontrar en sus vidas un significado».

«Todo puede serle arrebatado a un hombre, menos la última de las libertades humanas: el elegir su actitud en una serie dada de circunstancias, de elegir su propio camino».

«No importa que no esperemos nada de la vida, sino si la vida espera algo de nosotros».

«No hay que avergonzarse de las lágrimas, porque estas son el testigo de que un hombre tuvo la valentía más grande de todas, el coraje de sufrir».

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