In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I did not speak up, because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak up, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak up, because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I did not speak up, because I was not a Catholic. Then they came for me... and by that time, there was no one to speak up for anyone. -- Martin Niemoeller, Pastor, German Evangelical (Lutheran) Church
“You ask me earlier, Do I still think on this things? Not a day goes by when I do not! And in a way I pity those younger people who did not know the camps or live during the war, who has nothing like that to compare [their own hardships] with”
Psicoanalista austriaco, nacido en Viena, Frankl se educó en la universidad de esta ciudad, siendo nombrado en 1947 profesor de neurología y de psiquiatría. Encarcelado durante la II Guerra Mundial (1942-1945) en los campos de concentración nazis. Autor de 32 libros y ostenta 29 doctorados honorios de diversas universidades a traves del mundo.
Alejandro L. Ortiz-Velez “I had wanted simply to convey to the reader by way of concrete example that life holds a potential meaning under any conditions, even the most miserable ones.”
Alejandro L. Ortiz-Velez “A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that love is the ultimate and highest goal to which a man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.”
Viktor Frankl, renowned Austrian psychiatrist, dead at 92 3 September 1997 Wed posted at: 23:37 CEST, Paris time (21:37 GMT) Vienna, Austria (AP) Viktor E. Frankl, author of the landmark “Man’s Search for Meaning” and one of the last great psychotherapist of this century, has died of heart failure. He was 92.