Holocaust survivor speaks at private event in Rancho Santa Fe


“The Ballerina of Auschwitz,” Dr. Edith Eva Eger, 87, addressed an audience July 17 in the intimate setting of Drs. Andrew and Diana Benedek’s Rancho Santa Fe home.

The talk was being held in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Seated next to Eger, a La Jolla-based clinical psychologist, was Rabbi Levi Raskin from the Chabad Jewish Center of Rancho Santa Fe, and in front of her were more than 100 people who hung on her every word.

Eger’s presentation recounted her days spent in the infamous concentration camp.

Photos by Diane Y. Welch