Life during World War II and the Holocaust
- When Germany seized control of Austria in 1938, the Nazis made Frankl head of the Rothschild Hospital.
- 1942 Frankl married his first wife, Tilly Grosser.
- Nine months after his marriage, Frankl, his wife and his parents were deported to the Theresienstadt camp near Prague.
- Later in 1942, Frankl was imprisoned in Auschwitz in Poland. Here the camp doctor Josef Mengele, supervised the division of the incoming prisoners into two lines. Line on the left were sent to the gas chambers; those on the right were to be spared. Frankl was directed to join the line moving left but managed to save his life by slipping into the other line without being noticed.
- In total, Frankl was in four concentration camps: Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, Dachau, and Turkheim.
- Frankl’s wife, his parents, and other members of his family died in the concentration camps.