Man's Search for Meaning - "Experiences in a Concentration Camp" (through page 115) Summary & Analysis

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"Experiences in a Concentration Camp" (through page 115) Summary and Analysis

Frankl continues to describe how no regard was placed on human life by his captors. Individuals were regarded as numbers, rather than people with value, history, or even names. Men who were sick and starving were put on a list to be taken away on carts pulled by other prisoners through the cold and snow. If one died before the cart left, his corpse was thrown on the cart anyways. It didn't matter if the men were dead or alive, only if the cart had the same number of bodies as the list. Much attention was given to the proper numbers on the list, while individual identity and survival meant nothing. This mentality and sustained abuse continued to reinforce the psychological state of apathy. Prisoners who were...

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