The original text of Man’s Search for Meaning, by Victor E. Frankl, describes his experiences as a concentration camp inmate during World War II, while also putting forth his psychotherapeutic method of logotherapy, which involves identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about.
Frankl states that the meaning of life is found in every moment of living; life never ceases to have meaning, even in suffering and death.
The purpose of this book is to represent an additional voice, that of Rudolph Hoss, the commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, who wrote his autobiography during the period between his trial and his execution. His memoirs paint a vivid and unforgettable self-portrait of one of histories most evil men.
Adding this new voice, gives the reader the opportunity to explore the mentality of both the prisoner, and the perpetrator. In the original text, Frankl states that there are only two races of men, decent and indecent. This book adds the account of the indecent man.