5 Profound Life Lessons That Will Change the Way You Look at Life

Dr. Edith Eger, psychologist, holocaust survivor, and Victor Frankl’s student, on healing

Eva Keiffenheim
Ascent Publication
Published in
5 min readDec 2, 2020

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I bet The Choice by Dr. Edith Eger will soon accompany Victor Frankl’s classic on every bestseller list.

While Frankl’s ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ carries profundity and a deep understanding of human psychology, Dr. Edith Eger, who has been 20 years younger than Frankl and one of his students, adds warmth and life experience to it.

When you read this powerful memoir of a 90-year old woman, psychologist, and holocaust survivor, you wouldn’t believe it’s her first book.

What makes her words so special is how she works through her terrible experience in Auschwitz. Dr. Edith Eger takes us through a journey of her healing. By drawing on her patients' intimate cases, she derives wise and powerful life lessons for all of us along the way.

“Suffering is universal. But victimhood is optional.”

We can’t decide what’s happening to us. We can’t choose how we grow up. We’ve no say in being bullied by our co-workers, traumatized by our parents, being involved in an accident that disables our bodies.

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Eva Keiffenheim
Ascent Publication

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