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San Diego, California+1-858-273-1900
09 - Oct
(Nearby Event: Business, Family)
Where:WARWICKS, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California, United States, 92037
On Tuesday, October 9th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Dr. Edith Eva Eger to discuss and sign the paperback edition of her book, The Choice. Born in Hungary, Eger is one of the few Holocaust survivors old enough to remember life in the camps. Despite overwhelming odds, Edith survived the war and moved with her husband to the United States, where she raised a family and earned a Ph.D. in psychology. Dr. Eger maintains a busy clinical practice in La Jolla, California, and holds a faculty appointment at the University of California, San Diego. She also serves as a consultant for the U.S. Army and Navy in resiliency training and the treatment of PTSD. This event is free and open to the public.  Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Edith (“Edie”) Eger was sixteen years old when she and her family were taken to Auschwitz.  Hours after her parents were sent to the gas chamber, the infamous Dr. Joseph Mengele demanded that Edie, a trained ballet dancer, dance for her life. When the American troops finally liberated the camps in 1945 and found Edie, barely alive in a pile of corpses, it marked the end of only the first half of her ordeal. Edie spent decades struggling with flashbacks and survivor’s guilt, determined to stay silent and hide from the past. She returned to Auschwitz in her fifties and was finally able to fully heal and forgive the one person she’d been unable to for years. Not Hitler. Not Joseph Mengele. Herself.

Today, in her nineties, Dr. Eger is an internationally acclaimed psychologist who maintains a clinical practice in La Jolla, holds a faculty appointment at the University of California, San Diego, and also serves as a consultant for the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. Her patients include surviv

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