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June 28, 2016 1:40 pm

Viktor Frankl’s Best-Selling Holocaust Memoir, ‘Man’s Search for Meaning,’ to Be Made Into Movie

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Vikor Frankl, pictured. His memoir will be adapted to picture by Straight Up Films. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Vikor Frankl, pictured. His memoir will be adapted to picture by Straight Up Films. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A production company based in Los Angeles obtained the film rights for world-renowned psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, a memoir chronicling his experiences during the Holocaust and describing his therapeutic methods for survival.

Straight Up Films (SUF) will produce the movie, in cooperation with author Kevin Hall, according to Deadline.

“This is a memoir that has actually changed lives, including ours, and has impacted generations in the way we look at the world and how we navigate its sometimes treacherous pathways,” said Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen, founders of SUF. “It will be our absolute honor and privilege to bring this classic story to the screen. We are thankful to Mr. Frankl’s heirs for entrusting us with his story.”

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Born in Vienna in 1905, Frankl was an inmate in four concentration camps between 1942 and 1945, while his parents, brother and pregnant wife were all killed. His memoir, which was published in 1946 and written in nine days, is based on his suffering and that of the patients he subsequently treated. By the time of his death in 1997, Man’s Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in 24 languages.

In the book, Frankl argues that “we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward.” It revealed his method, called “logotherapy,” based on finding meaning in life.

 

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  • Yoel Nitzarim

    Few books have influenced the flow of contemporary human thought as profoundly and cogently as has Viktor Frankl’s memoir Man’s Search for Meaning. I hope that the transformation of Dr. Frankl’s experiences in the concentration camps will be accurately and convincingly presented on the screen in this movie adaptation. The lessons disseminated in such a fashion can be life-changing and life-saving for potentially millions of viewers in a worldwide audience.

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