The Holocaust Living Workshop presents:
Dr. Edith Eger: The Spirit Never Dies
Dr. Edith Eger was born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. As a girl Edith loved to dance. Her training came in handy when, at sixteen, she was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Asked to perform in front of the infamous camp physician Dr. Mengele, Edith closed her eyes and imagined that she was Juliet in Tchaikovsky’s fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet. After the war, she moved to the United States and became a clinical psychologist with her own practice in La Jolla. A popular motivational speaker, Dr. Eger has talked to many audiences including the prime minister of New Zealand and Oprah Winfrey. She will be introduced by Armin Owzar, a visiting history professor from Germany, who opens the talk with some reflections on the broader historical context of her ordeal.<
Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 5 -7 pm
Seuss Room, Geisel Library Building, UC San Diego
Free and open to the public.
For more information contact the Program Coordinator, Susanne Hillman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-534-7661.