A native of Hungary, Edith Eva Eger was just a young teenager in 1944 when she experienced one of the worst evils the human race has ever known. As a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, the heinous death camp. Her parents lost their lives there. Toward the end of the war, Edith and other prisoners had been moved to Austria. On May 4, 1945, a young American soldier noticed her hand moving slightly amongst a number of dead bodies. He quickly summoned medical help and brought her back from the brink of death.
After the war, Edith moved to Czechoslovakia where she met the man she would marry. In 1949, they moved to the United States. In 1959, she received her degree in Psychology from the University of Texas, El Paso. She then pursued her doctoral internship at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Dr. Eger is a prolific author and a member of several professional associations. She has a clinical practice in La Jolla, California and holds a faculty appointment at the University of California, San Diego. She has appeared on numerous television programs including Oprah Winfrey and was the primary subject of a holocaust documentary that appeared on Dutch National Television. She is frequently invited to make speaking engagements throughout the United States, Mexico, and abroad.
Dr. Eger is a sought-after clinical psychologist and lecturer, helping individuals discard their limitations, discover their powers of self-renewal, and achieve things they previous thought unattainable.
Using her past as a powerful analogy, she inspires people to tap their full potential and shape their very best destinies. It's a message of healing and personal growth. A message of freedom from self-imposed limitations. A message that helps people build character, deal effectively with life's events, and enrich the lives of others.
Dr. Eger is available as a keynote speaker, lecturer, workshop leader, or consultant. She speaks on today's most relevant topics and tailors her presentations to the unique requirements of business, educational institutions, government, the military, healthcare, and religious, civic, and community organizations