The ballerina of Auschwitz – Mindset, Self-Leadership and Inspiration

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Date Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Time 17:00 - 19:00
Speaker(s) Dr Edith Eger

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IMD is honored to announce a unique event welcoming a truly inspiring woman, Dr Edith Eva Eger, to campus to give a community address on Wednesday May 8. During this special event, Dr Eger, known as “The ballerina of Auschwitz,” one of the last survivors of Auschwitz, will speak about her extraordinary life and work. 

Aged 91, Dr Eger is an internationally-renowned psychotherapist and bestselling author of 'The Choice. Living in Freedom.' She was sixteen years old when she was deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Her parents were killed immediately on arrival. 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.

Edith’s life story is an extraordinary example of leadership, illustrating the power of mindset and how everything that happens to us in life, including painful and traumatic experiences, can be transformed into a source of inspiration and to focus on what is possible instead of on all that is impossible. Edith survived because of her attitude about life, her courage, her willingness to forgive, and her ability to focus beyond the enormous pain and suffering to a future beyond the camp. She says she learned all there is about life in Auschwitz and sees the experience as a gift.

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‘Time doesn't heal. It’s what you do with the time. Healing is possible when we choose to take responsibility, when we choose to take risks, and finally, when we choose to release the wound, to let go of the past or the grief.’ (The Choice)

Venue M100
Ch. de Bellerive 34

Registration Deadline Tuesday, May 07, 2019

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