Holocaust Speaker Series

Dr. Edith Eva Eger

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A native of Hungary, Edith Eva Eger was just 16 years old in 1944 when she experienced one of the worst evils the human race has ever known. As a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, the heinous death camp. Her parents lost their lives there. She and her sister survived even though they were subjected to horrible treatment by Dr. Josef Mengele and survived the Death March in Austria. In 1949, she and her young family moved to the United States. She has spent much of her professional time working with members of the military helping them to recover from, and cope with, the ongoing effects of PTSD. In the fall of 2017 at the age of 90, her memoir, THE CHOICE: EMBRACE THE POSSIBLE, was published.