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Could I Do That? by Simon Hartley

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Chapter 2The Why

“He who has a why to live, can bear almost any how.”

Friedrich Nietzche

Viktor Frankl was a Jewish psychiatrist, living in Vienna at the outbreak of World War II. As you can imagine, Austria was not a great place to be at a time when Nazi Germany was gaining power in Europe. Because he was a respected academic, a number of US universities offered him the opportunity to escape Europe and take up residence in the United States. Frankl turned them down, choosing instead to stay with his family. Soon afterwards, he and his family were captured by the Nazis. They were separated and taken into concentration camps. Not long after being sent to Theresienstadt, Viktor Frankl learned that his father had died at the hands of the Nazis. ...

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