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St. John's in Barrington will host a book discussion on Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning."

St. John’s in Barrington will host a book discussion on Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning.”


St. John’s Church Field Hall will play host to a discussion about Viktor Frankl’s book “Man’s Search for Meaning,” on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Mr. Frankl endured extreme hunger, cold and brutality, first in Auschwitz then Dachau, and was under constant threat of going to the gas ovens. He lost every physical belonging on his first day in the camps, and was forced to surrender a scientific manuscript he considered his life’s work.

Yet despite the experiences, Mr. Frankl emerged as an optimist. His reasoning was that even in the most terrible circumstances, a person still has the freedom to choose how they see their circumstances and create meaning out of them.
The discussion will run from 6 to 8 p.m., and people are encouraged to bring a sandwich and beverage. Child care will be provided.

His book is available at Barrington Books and Amazon.com.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story erroneously stated that Mr. Frankl would be on hand to discuss the book. Mr. Frankl died in 1997. We regret any inconvenience this mistake may have caused.

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4 Comments

  1. SueH says:

    Viktor Frankl died in 1997…

  2. janeklein says:

    Yes, Vilktor Frankl died in 1997…. Who is this person coming to speak???

  3. Authentic18 says:

    Thanks for pointing that out. I was going to make time to see him speak.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Frankl

    Sombody’s got some ‘splainin to do.

  4. Authentic18 says:

    Here is the somewhat vague announcement:

    http://www.stjohnsbarrington.org/events.htm

    It does NOT say he is speaking. I thinkk the author may have assumed that.

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