Comedy in the Camp

“To discover that there was any semblance of art in a concentration camp must be surprise enough for an outsider, but he may be even more astonished to hear that one could find a sense of humor there as well; of course only the faint trace of one, and then only for a few seconds or minutes. Humor was another of the soul’s weapons in the fight for self-preservation.”

– Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (Boston: Beacon Press, 1959), p. 43.

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