Dr. Edith Eva Eger
Therapist. Speaker. Author.
Dr. Edith Eva Eger is an acclaimed expert in trauma recovery. A thriving survivor of Auschwitz, inspiring speaker, human dignity advocate, and author, her story of survival, freedom, and forgiveness is remarkable and inspiring.
"The Choice" weaves Dr. Eger’s personal story with case studies from her work as a psychologist. Her patients and their stories illustrate different phases of healing and show how people can choose to escape the prisons they construct in their minds and find freedom, regardless of circumstance.
Like Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, "The Choice" is life-changing. Warm, compassionate, and infinitely wise, it is a profound examination of the human spirit and our capacity to heal.
In 1944, 16-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz, where she endured unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Over the coming months, Edith’s bravery helped her sister to survive and led to her bunkmates rescuing her during a death march. When their camp was finally liberated, Edith was pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive.
In "The Choice," Dr. Edith Eger shares her experience of the Holocaust and the remarkable stories of those she has helped ever since. Today, she is an internationally acclaimed psychologist whose patients include survivors of abuse and soldiers suffering from PTSD.
Dr. Eger explains how many of us live within a mind that has become a prison and shows how freedom becomes possible once we confront our suffering.
"‘The Choice' is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don’t want to end and that leave you forever changed."—DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
“I have learned from this gifted human being, this indomitable survivor, this accomplished therapist, more about humanity and suffering and resilience than from all my advanced degrees. This effervescent, brawny nanogenarian has more than a story to tell, a therapy to offer, a journey to guide; she brings us to a new way of being.”—Dr. ROBERT KOFFMAN, former Director of Psychological Health, U.S. Navy.