In this article the fire image is investigated in the novel “Lefeu oder der Abbruch” by Austrian writer / philosopher Jean Améry who was described as "the survivor of the concentration camps” during the World War II. It is aimed to bring to light how this image is handled by the author. In this respect, the meanings hidden in the frame of the fire image are emerging. Therefore, the fire image is considered from the mythological, historical, sociological and psychological point of view. As a Nazi victim, the author has placed the plot in historical and social context. In this regard, there are some references to the Second World War from the author's life. In this study, an author-centered attitude was adopted as the method used in addition to text-based approach.
Keywords:Jean Améry, national socialism, fire, metaphor, image