A True Tale of Survival Against All Odds
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, we showcase The Dr. Edith Eva Eger Story. In this harrowing tell-all documentary, Edith reveals how bravery kept her alive through three concentration camps, only to struggle with survivor’s guilt.
Premieres Thursday April 8th at 8pm
I Danced for the Angel of Death - The Dr. Edith Eva Eger Story reveals how Holocaust survivor Edith Eva Eger’s bravery keeps her alive through three concentration camps, only to struggle with survivor’s guilt. Edith discovers to heal, she needed to forgive the one person she had been unable to forgive - herself. Today, at the age of 93, Edith is a published bestselling author and internationally acclaimed Psychologist.
At the age of sixteen, Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Hours after her parents were killed, Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengele, forced her to dance for his amusement and this dance turned into her survival. The bread she received for dancing was shared with fellow prisoners who remembered this act of kindness and saved her life later in her story.
A few months after Auschwitz, Edie was placed in full prisoner garb on top of a munitions train as a human shield to keep the British from bombing (it didn’t work) and after a brief stint at Mauthausen was placed on a forced death march to Gunskirchen Lager where cannibalism had just broken out. The full breadth of this horror is described in vivid detail through the eyes of Alan Moskin, a 94-year-old Patton’s Army soldier who liberated Gunskirchen Lager.
After the war, Edie’s nightmare did not yet end. From the Communist overthrow of Hungary, to her husband’s imprisonment and her smuggling him out, to their arrival penniless in the USA, you will marvel at how this determined and dynamic woman refused to be a victim and never gave up, becoming a published bestselling author and internationally acclaimed Psychologist.
WLRN Public Television for South Florida presents I Danced for the Angel of Death - The Dr. Edith Eva Eger Story premiering Thursday, April 8 @ 8:00 P.M. (EST), and repeats Sunday, April 11th 9:00 a.m. and Sunday, April 18th 9:00 a.m.