The Choice - Even In Hell, Hope Can Flower by Edith Eger Christopher Award and National Jewish Book Award winner Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz at the age of sixteen. Edie was forced to dance by Nazi officer, Dr. Josef Mengele, for his amusement and for her survival hours after her parents were killed. As the American troops liberated the camps in 1945, Edie was found in a pile of corpses. In spite of flashbacks and survivor's guilt, Edie spent decades avoiding the past and hiding from it. Her return to Auschwitz 35 years after the end of the war allowed her to fully heal and forgive herself, the one person she had been unable to forgive. With her moving stories about those she has helped heal, Edie shares her remarkable personal journey. She explores how we can be imprisoned inside our own heads and shows us how to free ourselves. A life-changing book, The Choice will provide comfort and hope to generations of readers.