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What my mama told me: Holocaust survivor | Edith Eva Eger | TEDxLaJolla


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To some people, it may seem that Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a concentration camp survivor, lost everything during World War II. But to Edith, her experience gave her an understanding and compassion for others that has led to a beautiful life. Watch this inspiring talk as she talks about revenge versus forgiveness.

Dr. Edith Eva Eger is a Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz and other concentration camps. She was liberated in Gunskirchen, Austria, on May 4, 1945, by the U.S. 71st Infantry. Currently she has a private clinical psychology practice in La Jolla, California, and holds a faculty appointment at the University of California San Diego Medical School. She has appeared on numerous television programs, including Oprah, and was the primary subject of a Holocaust documentary that appeared on Dutch National Television. She offers a powerful message of compassion, love and resilience.

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