Its 1944 and sixteen-year-old ballerina and gymnast Edith Eger is sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on arrival, she endures unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive.The horrors of the Holocaust didnt break Edith. In fact, they helped her learn to live again with a life-affirming strength and a truly remarkable resilience. The Choice is her unforgettable story....
|Title||:||The Choice: Embrace the Possible|
|Number of Pages||:||289 pages|
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The Choice: Embrace the Possible Reviews
Terriblemente real..... sigo leyendo y leyendo relatos que vienen de la locura de la segunda guerra mundial y sigo sin poder entender como todo esto fue posible. Tremendo!
full 5 stars book
It’s a great mix of holocaust, biography, psychology, though it’s mostly her personal story, with various family members, and to a lesser extent some of her patients included. It’s extremely readable and it flows beautifully, and I didn’t want to put it down.
It’s a compelling account, and it’s powerful, and for me with “punches to the gut” emotional.
It seems that she wants readers/others to feel empowered by her story and with what she’s learned about healing and living, but m ...more
**4.5 STARS **
Please try to remember that what they believe, as well as what they do and cause you to endure does not testify to your inferiority but to their inhumanity”
― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
I could never find the right words and phrases to describe what a moving yet uplifting memoir this is. Edith Eger was just 16 years old in 1944 when she entered the gates of hell - Auschwitz. Her grandparents and mother and father were sent to the gas chamber under the direct orders of the inf ...more
I knew from the start this book would touch me. I generally avoid books about WWII and concentrations camps, their horrors too much for me to contemplate. Yet, I felt compelled to read this book. The reason being that from the description I gathered this was about a woman who had survived and gone on to use her strength to help others with their trauma.
No, this was not an easy read. When she takes us into Auschwitz and tells us about the horrors she had seen and experienced there, my heart shran ...more
Llevaba tiempo detrás de leer este libro y la verdad es que la experiencia no pudo ser más satisfactoria. Me ha gustado, sobre todo, que se centre ya no sólo en lo que le ocurrió en Auschwitz sino en sus años posteriores, cómo siguió adelante con su vida, las secuelas psicológicas a las que tuvo que hacer frente... Y todo desde una perspectiva muy esperanzadora y transmitiendo unos mensajes y una sabiduría digna de admirar.
Never forget. Never again
Years ago, I've had the chance of visiting a concentration camp. It was a haunted place, a place that had its soul burnt in the crematories. It is a dark and heavy feeling to know that someone very likely died or feared for their lives where you are casually stepping. It was not a happy visit. But it was a necessary visit, one I think every human being should make, so that the horror of the Holocaust is not allowed to happen again.
That being said, I sometimes feel that t ...more
Words can not express the feelings and emotions I felt reading The Choice.
To read first hand what a POW had to endure, saddens me but I also feel privileged that Edith Eger has shared her horrific story with us.
Edith Eger, is most definitely up there in the top ten strongest people I have ever learned about. Such a wonderfully strong woman, she's not afraid to admit are weakness. I feel, to speak of your weaknesses makes you stronger.
Note: the last 10% of the book is just index and points of re ...more
Es difícil ponerte en el lugar de otra persona cuando esta te cuenta su experiencia de vida. Es decir, puedes hacerte una idea y sentir tristeza por todo aquello que le paso y hacer lo posible por brindar consuelo, pero ¿Qué pasa cuando esta experiencia tiene que ver con una sangrienta guerra y los planes siniestros de un grupo de personas a las que no le interesa la humanidad de nadie? ... Nuestra protagonista no tiene nada de ficticia, es real y, a pesar de no haber vivido ni la mitad de lo qu ...more