Survivor's Imagined Lecture on the Psychology of Death Camps

  • A survivor of a death camp in Poland imagines giving a lecture on the psychology of death camps in postwar Vienna.
  • He discusses how some people are able to survive the experience better than others, both psychologically and emotionally.
  • Throughout his lecture, he recounts his own experience of being beaten in a field and finding the strength to get up and keep walking.
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There he was on the ground,in no condition to go on, and all of a sudden he was no longer in Poland.instead,he found himself imaging himself standing on a stage on postwar Vienna giving a lecture on The Psychology of Death Camps. Audience of two hundred listened to his every word. The lecture was one that he had been working out the whole time he had been in the death camp. He spoke about how some people seem to survive the experience better than others, psychologically and emotionally. It was a brilliant lecture, all taking place in his mind's eye and ear. He was no longer half dead on the field but living in the lecture. During the lecture, Frankl told the imaginary audience about the day he was in that field being beaten and was certain he didn't have the strength to get up and keep walking.    Then, wonder of wonders, he told his imagined audience, he was able to stand up. The guard stopped beating him and get began to walk slowly. As he was imagining describing this to his audience, his body got up and began to walk. He continued to imagine this lecture all the while he was doing the work and through the cold march back to the death comp. He collapsed into his narrow bed, imagining ending this brilliantly clear speech and receiving a standing ovation.

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  • oignies
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そこに彼は、まったく先に進めるような状態ではなく、地面に横たわっていた。しかし突然彼は、 自分がポーランドにいるのではなくて、戦後のウィーンにいて死の収容所の心理学について 講義している自分を想像しているのにきづいた。講義は、彼が死の収容所にいた全期間を 通じて構想していたものだった。彼は声高らかに、ほかの者よりも心理的そして情緒的に 生き延びることにおいてすぐれているものがいるらしいことを語っていた。それは素晴らしい 講演だったが、すべては、彼の心の目と耳のなかでおきていることだった。彼はもはや 半死半生の状態で地面に横たわっているのではなく、いきいきと講義をしていた。講義の 間、フランクルは、想像上の聴衆にむかって、殴られて地面に横たわっており、たちあがって 歩き続けることなど到底できはしなかった日のことを語った。  すると、なんという奇跡、彼が、想像上の聴衆にむかって、わたしは立ち上がって歩く ことができたと語ると、看守は彼を殴るのをやめてゆっくりとたちさったのである。かれ はこの場面を聴衆に描写するのを想像しながら、からだを起こし歩き始めた。彼は、 作業の間も、寒気のなかを死の収容所に歩いていく間もこの講義のことを想像しつ づけた。めざましいまでに明晰な講義をおえてスタンディングオベーションをうけな がら講義をおえるさまを想像しながら、狭いベッドに、倒れこんだ。 死の収容所:ナチス支配下のユダヤ人収容所

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  • sayshe
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そこでは、彼は、地面に横たわり、先へ進める状態ではありませんでした、すると突然、彼は、もはやポーランドにはいないで、その代わりに、彼は、戦後のウィーンの舞台に立って、「絶滅収容所の心理学」について講演を行っている自分自身の姿を想像していることに気付きました。200名の聴衆は、彼の一言一句に耳を傾けていました。その講演は、彼が絶滅収容所にいた全期間を彼が分析してきたものでした。彼は、どの様にして心理学的にまた情緒的にその体験を他の人よりもうまく生き延びる様に思われる人々がいるのかについて語りました。それは、素晴らしい講演でしたが、全ては、彼の心の目と耳の中で起こっていました。彼は、もはや地面に半死半生で横たわっているのではなくて、その講演の中で生きていました。講演の間、フランクルは、想像上の聴衆に彼が打ちのめされて地面に横たわり、自分に起き上がって歩き続ける力があるか確信が持てなかったあの日のことについて語りました。 すると、とりわけ驚くべきことに、彼は、想像上の聴衆に自分は立ちあがれると語りました。警備は、彼をたたくのをやめました、それで、彼は、立ち上がりゆっくりと歩き出しました。彼は、作業をして、寒さの中を絶滅収容所に行進して戻る間中ずっと、この講演について想像し続けました。彼は、狭いベッドに崩れるように倒れ込み、この素晴らしく明晰な演説を終え、聴衆が立ちあがって喝さいするのを受け止めている自身の姿を想像していました。


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