The Choice

The Choice

Embrace the Possible

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"At the age of sixteen, Edith Eger, a trained ballet dancer and gymnast, was sent to Auschwitz. Hours after her parents were killed, the 'Angel of Death, ' Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengele, forced Edie to dance for his amusement--and her survival. He rewarded her with a loaf of bread that she shared with her fellow prisoners--an act of generosity that would later save her life. Edie and her sister survived multiple death camps and the Death March. When the American troops liberated the camps in 1945 they found Edie barely alive in a pile of corpses. Edie spent decades struggling with flashbacks and survivor's guilt, determined to stay silent and hide from the past ... Today, at ninety years old, Edie is a renowned psychologist and speaker who specializes in treating patients suffering from traumatic stress disorders. She ... weaves her remarkable personal account of surviving the Holocaust and overcoming its ghosts of anger, shame, and guilt with the moving stories of those she has helped heal. She explores how we can be imprisoned in our own minds and shows us how to find the key to freedom ..."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2017]
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781501130786
1501130781
Branch Call Number: 616.8521 Ege
Characteristics: xiii, 288 pages ; 24 cm

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Jun 02, 2019

"We have the capacity to hate and the capacity to love."

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"When we don't allow ourselves to grieve our losses, wounds, and disappointments, we are doomed to keep reliving them."

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Mar 07, 2019

This book is at the top of my list. Couldn’t put it down. She is a great writer with a riveting account of her story. Very moving.

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