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An Auschwitz survivor's post-traumatic recovery

Book review of The Choice

Lori Gottlieb | NYT 

The Choice Embrace the Possible Edith Eva Eger with Esme Schwall Weigand Scribner $27, 288 pages Edith Eva Eger’s mind-blowing memoir of surviving Auschwitz doesn’t begin with the terrifying night when she is 16 years old and armed soldiers herd her Hungarian family into a wagon full of Jews. Instead, we meet Dr. Eger in an El Paso therapy room in 1980, where she is treating a catatonic young man plagued by … well, she’s not sure what. Trauma, yes. But she has yet to discover its source. And when she does, it will bring her closer to her ...

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 22:41 IST