Edith Eva Eger, PhD

Turning Broken Bones to Dancing

Edith Eva Eger

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.

A native of Hungary, Edith Eva Eger was just 16 years old 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. She and her sister survived even though they were subjected to the horrible medical experiments of Dr. Josef Mengele. By 1945, when the American Army liberated the camp, Edith was near death. 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 1969 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 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.

Art of Survival

Coping with Stress

Help for the Caregiver

Finding Power from Within

Spirituality and Sexuality

Turning Life Into a Constant Celebration

Your Job Versus Life's Work

Communication in Marriage

The Freedom of Choice

The Battered Wife Syndrome

How to Break Your Barriers

How to Become a Good Parent to Yourself

What Others Are Saying...

"The account given by Dr. Edith Eva Eger of the holocaust will be etched in the minds of those who attended. A compelling remembrance was the vitality and optimism of Dr. Eger. Despite the appalling rigors of her youthful experience, she chose to be positive and optimistic and this had enormous impact on those who were gathered."

David Lange

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

"Edie's history is amazing. Her love of life and people is amazing. We were deeply touched by Edie's humanistic approach to business, as well as her genuine concern regarding ethics, communications, and the business family."

Berta Stead 

President National Yellow Pages Consulting Associates, Inc.

"Rising above your own traumatic beginnings during the reign of Hitler in Germany, including the death of your own parents, you have shown great courage by helping others to survive their own personal tragedies."

Maureen O'Connor

Former Mayor of San Diego

"Ms. Eger is a brilliant woman. She is not only a highly intelligent and warm and sensitive person, but is also possessed of a deep wisdom. I have always found it to be a terribly moving and richly ennobling experience to see her strength, her lack of bitterness, and her compassion."

Dr. John H. Haddox,

University of Texas, El Paso

". . . an extraordinary professional and charismatic workshop leader. She brings her discipline of psychology, interweaves a vibrant religious perspective, and leavens the whole with humor and genuine caring."

Carl Kahrs Towley, Chaplain

USA Chief Tiper Army Meical Center, Hawaii

Home Location:  La Jolla, California