Victor Frankl (March 1905 - September 1997) was a concentration camp survivor during World War II. His wife and parents were killed at other camps. Although he practiced psychiatry well before his admission into the Nazi camps, his experience there helped him to solidify his thoughts and convictions about human suffering and healing. He founded Logotherapy, which focuses on the human need for meaning in life. He believed that even under the most horrendous suffering, with a sense of meaning, life can be bearable and can even thrive. Meaning is a way to bring people, psychologically and existentially, in accord with the situation in which they find themselves. Dr. Frankl wrote the best-selling book Man's Search for Meaning.