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Edith Eger



Edith Eger, PhD, is a Hungary-born Jew who survived the Auschwitz death camp during World War II and went on to become a psychologist, author, and inspirational speaker focusing on the ability to heal and move beyond one’s problems, no matter how insurmountable they may seem.

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Dr. Edith Eger—The Prison of Our Own Mind

Dr. Edith Eger, renowned trauma recovery therapist, speaker and new author, talks about freeing ourselves from the prisons of our own minds. Learn about her heroic story of survival and inspiration by reading her new memoir

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I Survived the Holocaust. Here’s How to Hold Onto Hope Through Anything

In the essay and excerpt, Eger discusses surviving a pandemic and Auschwitz, and offers powerful lessons in resilience, grief, and finding hope amid darkness.

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Auschwitz Survivor Urges Nurses, Doctors at Risk of Pandemic PTSD to Rid Themselves of Guilt

Edith Eger, an Auschwitz survivor and psychologist, predicts nurses and doctors will experience PTSD because of the pandemic.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageOur painful experiences aren’t a liability—they’re a gift. They give us perspective and meaning, an opportunity to find our unique purpose and our strength.

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Turning Tragedy into Triumph

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The Choice: Embrace the Possible

At the age of sixteen, Edith 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. Edie was pulled from a pile of corpses when the American troops liberated the camps in 1945.

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Moving from Recovery to Discovery | The Choice by Dr. Edith Eger

Dr. Edith Eger, the author of The Choice, delves into her time at Auschwitz, discussing things that she never thought were possible. Dr. Eger talks about finding hope in hopelessness, and how everything has a spark inside of it.

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The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life

In The Gift, Eger expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping us imprisoned in the past.

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Why You Should Allow Yourself to Accept Losses in Life | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

At age 90, Dr. Edith Eva Eger wrote her first book, “The Choice: Embrace the Possible.” In her book, she writes that "When we don't allow ourselves to grieve our losses, wounds, and disappointments, we are doomed to keep reliving them."

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A Holocaust Survivor's Poignant Story Reminds Us That Kindness Matters | SuperSoul Sunday | OWN

Dr. Edith Eva Eger recalls a poignant moment during her traumatic experience in Auschwitz to remind us what kindness looks like in the worst of times.

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