The Choice – Edith Egar
I read this great book over the summer, it combines two interests of mine - psychology and WW2.
Dr. Edith Eger is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors and tells her story of being sent to Auschwitz at the age of 16yrs. She is finally freed, with a broken back and a broken spirit. Now what? The “now what” is the crux of “The Choice.”
She survived unimaginable horrors and brutality, but rather than let her painful past destroy her, she chose to transform it into a powerful gift – one she uses to help others heal. She earns her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and learns how to face her emotions without blaming others which enables her to empathize with her patients who struggle with taking responsibility for themselves.