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The Resource The choice : embrace the possible, Dr. Edith Eva Eger, with Esmé Schwall Weigand

The choice : embrace the possible, Dr. Edith Eva Eger, with Esmé Schwall Weigand

Label
The choice : embrace the possible
Title
The choice
Title remainder
embrace the possible
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Edith Eva Eger, with Esmé Schwall Weigand
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Internationally acclaimed psychologist Dr. Edith Eger--one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors--tells her unforgettable story in this moving testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of choice in our lives. 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. She raised a family, studied and practiced psychology, always refusing to speak about her experiences during the war. Thirty-five years after the war ended Edie returned to Auschwitz and was finally able to fully heal and forgive the one person she'd been unable to forgive for years. Not Hitler. Not Josef Mengele. Herself. Today, at ninety years old, Edie is a renowned psychologist and speaker who specializes in treating patients suffering from traumatic stress disorders. She demonstrates, in her life and professional practice, how freedom from trauma, grief, and fear becomes possible once we confront our suffering and make the choice to heal. The Choice is more than a memoir. It is an inspiration. Dr. Eger 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. A wise, compassionate, life-changing book, The Choice will provide hope and comfort to generations of readers."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
SRC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eger, Edith Eva
Dewey number
  • 150.92
  • B
  • 616.8521
Index
index present
LC call number
BF109.E35
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Weigand, Esmé Schwall
  • Zimbardo, Philip G.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eger, Edith Eva
  • Psychologists
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Label
The choice : embrace the possible, Dr. Edith Eva Eger, with Esmé Schwall Weigand
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Philip Zimbardo, PhD -- Part I: Prison. Introduction: I had my secret, and my secret had me ; The four questions ; What you put in your mind ; Dancing in hell ; A cartwheel ; The stairs of death ; To choose a blade of grass -- Part II: Escape. My liberator, my assailant ; In through a window ; Next year in Jerusalem ; Flight -- Part III: Freedom. Immigration day ; Greener ; You were there? ; From one survivor to another ; What life expected ; The choice ; Then Hitler won ; Goebbels's bed ; Leave a stone -- Part IV: Healing. The dance of freedom ; The girl without hands ; Somehow the waters part ; Liberation day
Control code
on1002089857
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 288 pages
Isbn
9781501130786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501130786
  • (OCoLC)1002089857
Label
The choice : embrace the possible, Dr. Edith Eva Eger, with Esmé Schwall Weigand
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Philip Zimbardo, PhD -- Part I: Prison. Introduction: I had my secret, and my secret had me ; The four questions ; What you put in your mind ; Dancing in hell ; A cartwheel ; The stairs of death ; To choose a blade of grass -- Part II: Escape. My liberator, my assailant ; In through a window ; Next year in Jerusalem ; Flight -- Part III: Freedom. Immigration day ; Greener ; You were there? ; From one survivor to another ; What life expected ; The choice ; Then Hitler won ; Goebbels's bed ; Leave a stone -- Part IV: Healing. The dance of freedom ; The girl without hands ; Somehow the waters part ; Liberation day
Control code
on1002089857
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 288 pages
Isbn
9781501130786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501130786
  • (OCoLC)1002089857

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