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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
"A powerful, moving memoir--and a practical guide to healing--written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds. Edith Eger was sixteen years old when the Nazis came to her hometown in Hungary and took her Jewish family to an internment center and then to Auschwitz. Her parents were sent to the gas chamber by Joseph Mengele soon after they arrived at the camp. Hours later Mengele demanded that Edie dance a waltz to 'The Blue Danube' and rewarded her with a loaf of bread that she shared with her fellow prisoners. These women later helped save Edie's life. Edie and her sister survived Auschwitz, were transferred to the Mauthausen and Gunskirchen camps in Austria, and managed to live until the American troops liberated the camps in 1945 and found Edie in a pile of dying bodies. One of the few living Holocaust survivors to remember the horrors of the camps, Edie has chosen to forgive her captors and find joy in her life every day. Years after she was liberated from the concentration camps Edie went back to college to study psychology. She combines her clinical knowledge and her own experiences with trauma to help others who have experienced painful events large and small. Dr. Eger has counseled veterans suffering from PTSD, women who were abused, and many others who learned that they too, can choose to forgive, find resilience, and move forward. She lectures frequently on the power of love and healing. The Choice weaves Eger's personal story with case studies from her work as a psychologist. Her patients and their stories illustrate different phases of healing and show how people can choose to escape the prisons they construct in their minds and find freedom, regardless of circumstance. Eger's story is an inspiration for everyone. And her message is powerful and important: 'Your pain matters and is worth healing: you can choose to be joyful and free.' She is eighty-nine years old and still dancing."--
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
SRC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eger, Edith Eva
Dewey number
  • 150.92
  • B
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
(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
(OCoLC)1002089857

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