Monmouth University’s Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences is a co-sponsor of “The Ballerina of Auschwitz,” event on May 6 at 7 p.m. The virtual event, which is hosted by Chabad of the Shore, will feature a conversation with Edith Eger, Ph.D. One of the few living Holocaust survivors, Eger is the author of “The Gift,” and the “New York Times” bestselling book, “The Choice.”
Eger was sent to Auschwitz at 16-years old, where she endured unimaginable experiences, including being ordered to dance for the notorious Josef Mengele who killed her parents. She is an inspiring speaker, human dignity advocate, and award-winning author. Her book, “The Choice,” is a powerful memoir and a practical guide to healing, which uses her past as a powerful analogy to inspire people to reach their potential and shape their destinies.