RGC Professor to Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Laura Nelson

Dr. Wesley Wynne, Professor of Psychology at Sul Ross Rio Grande College, will give a talk to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Wynne will present “Viktor Frankl and the Search for Meaning” on Friday, January 27, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the auditorium on the RGC campus in Uvalde. While the talk was developed to benefit students, the lecture is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Dr. Frankl, born in Vienna in 1905, built a career as a psychiatrist and a writer, earning recognition worldwide for founding Logotherapy, a school of psychotherapy based on the principle that human nature is motivated by finding purpose in life.

During World War II, Frankl, his wife Tilly, and his parents were sent to a concentration camp where his father passed away from exhaustion after six months and the family was separated. Frankl survived internment, and when his camp was liberated in April of 1947, he learned his mother, his wife, and his brother had all lost their lives while in Nazi captivity.

His experiences added validation to his theory of finding meaning in life in the midst of pain and suffering. Wynne’s talk will reflect on Frankl’s life and work plus his own recent travels to associated sites in Europe.