Rider to publish Holocaust survivor Edith Eger

Rider to publish Holocaust survivor Edith Eger

Rider is publishing a book by Edith Eger, one of the last remaining survivors of Auschwitz and a psychologist specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

The Choice, "a powerful and moving testament to the resilience of the spirit and the power of choice in our lives", publishes this September. It is described as "more than a memoir of Auschwitz" as its author delves beyond the trauma of her past to explain how many of us live within a mind that has become a prison, and how we can free ourselves. 

Eger was 16 years old when she was sent to Auschwitz in 1944. She lost both of her parents there and was forced to dance for Josef Mengele, the camp's infamous officer and physician. Over the coming months, she helped her sister to survive and almost died herself on a death march. When their camp was liberated, she was pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive.

Today she is a psychologist whose patients include survivors of abuse and soldiers suffering from PTSD.

Judith Kendra bought UK and Commonwealth volume rights, minus Canada, from Chandler Crawford, acting on behalf of Doug Abrams.