THE AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER by Edith Eger, as seen on BBC Breakfast
Even in hell, hope can flower
'One of those rare and eternal stories you don't want to end and that leave you forever changed' - Desmond Tutu
'A masterpiece of holocaust literature. Her memoir, like her life, is extraordinary, harrowing and inspiring in equal measure' – The Times Literary Supplement
‘I can’t imagine a more important message for modern times. Eger’s book is a triumph' - The New York Times
'Little dancer', Mengele says, ‘dance for me’
In 1944, sixteen-year-old ballerina Edith Eger was 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 didn't 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. It shows that hope can flower in the most unlikely places.
"I can’t imagine a more important message for modern times. Eger’s book is a triumph, and should be read by all who care about both their inner freedom and the future of humanity" (New York Times Book review)
"The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leaves you forever changed. Dr. Eger's life reveals our capacity to transcend even the greatest of horrors and to use that suffering for the benefit of others. She has found true freedom and forgiveness and shows us how we can as well" (DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
"A masterpiece of holocaust literature. Her memoir, like her life, is extraordinary, harrowing and inspiring in equal measure" (The Times Literary Supplement)
"Eger's remarkable spirit shines through in every word" (Stylist)
"Edith’s strength and courage are remarkable in this memoir as she draws on her own unthinkable experience in Nazi concentration camps to become a therapist and help others recover from all kinds of hardship. Her life and work are an incredible example of forgiveness, resilience and generosity." (Sheryl Sandberg)
"I can’t describe to you how powerful this book is … I barely have words." (Marian Keyes)
"There have been many heartrending Holocaust books. But few as powerful as this new memoir by a ballet dancer. " (Daily Mail)
"Exceptional…Eger became a friend of Viktor Frankl…and The Choice is a wonderful companion piece to his classic memoir Man’s Search for Meaning. Both books are full of hope…and leave you marvelling at the resilience of mankind" (Daily Express)
"One of the most incredible [stories] I’ve ever read – and one you must read too" (Sun)
"It will inevitably be filmed. Read the book first" (The Observer & Guardian online)