August 28, 2002




            LINCOLN­­—Dr. Edith Eger, psychologist, lecturer, keynote speaker and concentration camp survivor, will speak at Union College on September 3.  She will present on empowering people to reach their full potential and how to deal effectively with life’s events. The hour-long program will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be held in the College View Church on the corner of South 48th and Prescott.

            As a survivor of Auschwitz and a renowned psychologist, Eger is a sought after motivational speaker. At 16, she was sent to Auschwitz where she lost both parents to the gas chambers and nearly lost her own life.  After her liberation, she immigrated to the United States and pursued degrees in psychology at the University of Texas at El Paso.

            For her work on the psychology of the survivor, Eger has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Woman of the Year award in El Paso in 1987, Certificate of Award Recognizing Significant Contributions to Advancing Awareness of Women’s History in 1992, and the California State Senate Humanitarian Award in 1992.  In 1993 she also received a recommendation to serve as the United States Ambassador of Peace and Goodwill in President Clinton’s administration.

Contact info for Dr. Edith Eger:

7231 Rue Michael

La Jolla, CA 92038

phone: 858-454-8442