Post Film Discussion Led By
Film Director and Grandson of Viktor Frankl
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir “Man’s Search For Meaning” has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. His book has sold over 12 million copies.
Excerpts from "Man's Search for Meaning"
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
“We have come to know man as he really is. After all, man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord’s prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips.”
“It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.”
Viktor & I
The Viktor Frankl Documentary
Directed by filmmaker Alexander Vesely, grandson of Viktor Frankl
Westlake Village Cinema
4711 Lakeview Canyon Road
(Corner of Agoura Road)