Auschwitz - Overlevelse i systemet

Frederikke Mundus, Mathias Steen Hansen, Rikke Kragh, Signa Dysgård, Katrine Eliasen & Pernille Schjødt

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The project investigates survival in concentration camps during Second World War. The project describes how the camps were structured and how the system worked in praxis. It takes point of departure in the books Of Blood and Hope by Samuel Pisar, Mans search for meaning by Viktor Frankl and If this is a Man and The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi. The analysis is focused on their survival strategies in conditions to different aspects such as age, profession and background and the paper answers what the different aspects meant for their survival strategies. The project discusses the prisoner’s view of the system of Auschwitz, and Zygmunt Bauman explains how it was possible to function and how the Nazi’s maintained the structure by manipulating the prisoners way of act. Freud’s psychoanalytic theory and Viktor Frankl’s logo therapy helps understanding how and why the prisoners acted the way they did in the concentration camps.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato16 dec. 2013
VejledereHenrik Jensen


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  • auschwitz