She had suffered unspeakable horrors at the hands of Nazi sadists and lost her mother to executioners before she had even turned 17.
But Edith Eger lived to tell the tale of her harrowing time at the Auschwitz death camp.
Captured by the Nazis when she was just 16, Edith was sent to the feared concentration camp along with the rest of her family, the Mirror reports.
The teenager, her father and her older sister, Magda, could only watch as Edith’s 40-year-old mother was led away from them, deemed too old to work and therefore useless to her Nazi captors.
Edith was put to work alongside her fellow inmates, many of whom succumbed to starvation or were executed by the sadists running the infamous camp.
Still praying that her mother would one day return, Edith feared her own death every time she was led into the showers.
It was at Auschwitz, surrounded by unspeakable cruelty, where Edith came face to face with one of the most feared Nazi officers: Joseph Mengele.
Known as the Angel of Death, Mengele was a torturer and sadist who performed sick experiments on his Jewish victims in the name of science.
The SS officer’s duties included choosing which prisoners would be executed and which would end up dying on his operating table.
In one night, the monstrous doctor killed 14 sets of twins — while other procedures involved sewing Jewish children together, transfusing their blood or infecting them with diseases.
Mengele spotted young Edith’s talent for dancing at Auschwitz.
The sick SS officer ordered Edith to dance for him, and she saved herself by gracefully performing for the murderous Angel of Death when he ordered her to.
Edith’s experience as a Jewish girl whose life was threatened by the Nazis is similar to that of tragic Anne Frank, the teenager who kept a diary while she was hiding from German troops.
But, unlike Anne, Edith survived her nightmare ordeal — going on to write her own book, “The Choice,” about her life in the clutches of the Nazis.
In 1941, with Nazism in the ascendancy, Edith was 13 years old, living with her family in Hungary.
She spent five hours a day in the ballet studio as evil spread across Europe, with her father eventually being sent to a labor camp for eight months in 1943.
But horror returned when Edith was 16, when soldiers came knocking at the family’s door to tell them they were being relocated.
They were sent to Auschwitz, on the same terrifying journey into hell as millions of Jews across the…