Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust - a unique 2nd generation Holocaust memoir by Ellen Korman Mains

Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust - a unique 2nd generation Holocaust memoir by Ellen Korman Mains
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This uplifting 2nd-generation Holocaust memoir explores bonds between the living and the dead, and how our bodies can carry and transform messages from the past. 

The author’s family were Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust and were more than upset when she became a Buddhist at 19. Over 3 decades later, on a German train, she felt the presence of spirits who had died in the Holocaust. Their despairing question, "How can you still believe in basic goodness?" sent her to Poland to find the answer. Would her years of Buddhist practice now actually prove helpful to her inherited lineage?

In 2006, the author begins traveling to Poland, the Holocaust's largest graveyard, to reconnect with her family history while exploring basic goodness—not just in theory, but in her present moment awareness of body and heart. With no living elders to consult, she relies on an account dictated by her domineering uncle, an Auschwitz survivor, before his death for clues to the past.

As she retraces her mother's and uncle's steps through Europe and walks in places where her ancestors lived for centuries, she stumbles into a mysterious stream of love. But can she receive it? Face-to-face with her own imprints of trauma, she realizes that helping the dead is inseparable from healing her own wounds; and that opening to previously hidden events, and to darkness itself, brings a transformation that deepens our perception and changes us forever.

Beyond recovering her own family’s lost history, Buried Rivers makes compelling connections between spirituality and trauma, as well as between Judaism and Buddhism, and intimately explores family loyalties, religious boundaries, and the invisible but powerfully present blessings of ancestors.

Intimately written and rich with personal and historical insights, this riveting narrative demonstrates how healing, magic, and the mystery of life itself emerge even from the densest suffering.

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