I am so glad i finally read it
For some reason, i put off reading this book for many years. i had read excerpts that made me want to read it, but getting the book and sitting down to read it just seemed to not fit into my plans. i am so glad i finally read it. for about twenty years, i read many stories about world war two. i wanted to know why no one helped the jews. the most gratifying part of the reading was to find that there were many people that endangered their own lives and the lives of their families in order to hide jews from the germans. so, to follow a jew into the concentration camps and read his observations was enlightening. some survived the camps while others died. they all ate the same food, suffered the same diseases, performed the same work, and suffered the freezing temperatures. why did some survive? that is what victor frankl wanted to know and with close observation, he saw the pattern that gave meaning to life and helped some survive while others gave up and died. his ideas are applicable to modern day problems as well as his methods.