Friday, January 15, 2010
Edie Eger's tale - danced for Mengele, weighed 40 lbs at 17 yrs-old when liberated
As Edie danced for Dr. Mengele, she saw the black smoke from the gas chamber (not the crematorium), which likely contained the ashes of her mother.
Whenever Edie and her sister Magda showered at Auschwitz, "they never knew if they would receive water or gas."
Eventually an emaciated and thought-dead Edie was thrown in a mass grave in the woods behind a camp, but an American GI spotted her hand move and she was pulled from the pile of corpses. A miracle!
Article #1: "Edie's Heroic Story"
Article #2: Edith Eva Eger, Ph.D. - "The Story of My Experience As a Holocaust Survivor: From Victimization to Empowerment"
Note: use http://www.archive.org/ to find articles if original links no longer work