The Choice

The Choice

Embrace the Possible

Book - 2017
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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: 150.92 E292a 2017
Characteristics: xiii, 288 pages ; 24 cm

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joycsnyder
May 20, 2018

An incredible book of healing, hope and sharing after the horrors of Auschwitz.
I want to give this book to everyone I know. Relevant for all of us in how to handle
the ups and downs of life.

bookloverjane Mar 07, 2018

The incredible life story of an Auschwitz survivor who is now 90 years old; is a clinical psychologist; and who has a remarkable message: "Life is about choices and today, in this present moment, we cannot change what we did, what happened to us or the choices we made. But we can choose how to live now."

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