cover of “THE CHOICE: Embrace the Possible"
Dr. Edith Eva Eger

Dr. Edith Eva Eger

Auschwitz Survivor and Psychologist Brings Her Story and Message to CMC

CMC's Common Reader engages students, staff and community members and culminates with local author visits

The Choice is the story of Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a vibrant and hopeful 91-year-old Psychologist and survivor of Auschwitz. This memoir will have you reflecting on the historical atrocities of the holocaust while at the same time appreciating the resilience of victims of trauma, providing a hopeful message of triumph.

About Dr. Eger

Edith Eger was 16 years old when the Nazis came to her hometown in Hungary and took her Jewish family to an interment center and then to Auschwitz. Her parents were sent to the gas chamber by Joseph Mengele soon after they arrived at the camp. A few days later Edie was asked to dance to for Mengele. She danced to the Blue Danube waltz and was rewarded with a loaf of bread that she shared with her fellow prisoners. Read more...

  See Dr. Eger's Biography and about "The Choice"

Read with us

Participate in Colorado Mountain College’s Common Reader program and explore “The Choice,” along with your community. The Common Reader program is designed to encourage learning conversations among staff, faculty, students and community members.

Explore the book on a deeper level through CMC discussion groups, classes, and at the author visits at the following locations. New this year, Dr. Eger's Spring Valley talk will stream live.

Author Visit & Talk

Spring Valley Campus
Wednesday, 7pm, October 9, 2019


Author Visit & Talk

Battle Mountain High School Auditorium
Thursday, 7pm, October 10, 2019