This Day in Jewish History A Psychiatrist Who Searched for Meaning Dies

Viktor Frankl, whose World War II memoir became a seminal text of Holocaust literature, saw suffering as the way to find meaning.

On September 2, 1997, psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, who had the opportunity to have his theories regarding the way to find meaning in life tested in the crucible of Auschwitz, died, at the age of 92. The father of a school of psychological thought he called logotherapy, also called existential analysis, Frankl is probably best known for his 1946 memoir “Man’s Search for Meaning,” which at the time of...