“Our painful experiences aren’t a liability—they’re a gift,” says Dr. Edith Eger, award-winning author of the international bestselling memoir The Choice.
“They give us perspective and meaning, and an opportunity to find our unique purpose.” At the age of 16, Edith (“Edie”) Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Hours after her parents were killed, Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengele forced Edie to dance for his amusement and her survival. When American troops liberated the camps in 1945, Edie was pulled from a pile of corpses. Her story of heroism, healing, mental toughness and moral courage brims with the triumph of the human spirit. Now in her 90s and an internationally acclaimed psychologist, Dr. Eger is one of the few Holocaust survivors old enough to remember life in the camps. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear her astonishing story, with its message for us all: “We have the capacity to hate and the capacity to love. Which one we reach for,” Dr. Eger says, “is up to us.” Dr. Eger will also share her wisdom on how to cope with the Covid 19 crisis and changes to our lives.
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