Logotherapy and Holocaust Survivors
An analysis of Viktor Frankl's spiritual therapy based on the discovery of the meaning of an individual's life, including strengths and weaknesses, tenets, techniques and implications.
# 20358 | 2,700 words | 3 sources | 1993 |
Published on Mar 19, 2003 in Psychology (Therapies) , Religion and Theology (Judaism) , History (European - World Wars)
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From the Paper:"Therapy for Holocaust Survivors
The term "Holocaust" is commonly used to refer to the death of six million European Jews through the Third Reich's system of concentration camps, murder squadrons, and killing centers (Lifton, 1986). Rubenstein and Roth (1987), however, would expand the term to include the 11 million non-Jews that were also killed by these methods. Specifically, the authors would conceptualize the holocaust as a sacrifice of defenseless human life centered around religious factors and issues which produced in its wake continuing and compelling questions about God and morality.
Despite the presence of continuing religious questions and issues, some would say that the wake of the holocaust is also fraught with different issues, namely the myriad psychological..."
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