I read The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger and really liked it. It was interesting to read this in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it sure helped put things into perspective a little.
This is Eger's story of her survival of Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. It's more than just a memoir though. She not only tells her own story, she uses it to reveal how everyone can find inner strength and meaning in their life.
I'm so thankful that Eger wrote this story. This is going to sound selfish, but I was a little worried about reading a book about the Holocaust and it being too hard for me to read or making me feel too depressed about the human race. I'm all for learning from the past and reading the hard things, but I wasn't sure I wanted to be weeping alone in my room, stuck in my house in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. But Eger surprised me. I was so sucked into her story, her ability to overcome challenges unknown to most and her ability to continue to help people after her losing her childhood to the war. It was an inspiring read.
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