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The choice : embrace the possible / Dr. Edith Eva Eger, with Esm�e Schwall Weigand.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Scribner, [2018]Copyright date: 2017Edition: First Scribner trade paperback editionDescription: xvii, 288 pages ; 22 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781501130793
  • 150113079X
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 158.1 23
LOC classification:
  • BF109.E44 A3 2018
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.
Summary: "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.
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Book Book Karen H. Huntsman Library Main Book Collection - Second Level BF109.E44 A3 2018 1 Available 38060007513310
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Includes reading group guide.

Includes index.

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.

"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.

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