Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust
Ellen Korman Mains, author
To the chagrin of her parents—Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust—Ellen Korman Mains became a Buddhist at 19. The ensuing conflict nearly tore her family apart. Three decades later, on a German train, she felt the presence of spirits who died in the Holocaust. It was January 2005—60 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, and the question “How can you still believe in basic goodness?” sent her on a series of life-changing journeys to Poland to find the answer. Beyond recovering a lost family history, Buried Rivers reveals powerful connections between spirituality and trauma and intimately explores family loyalty, religious boundaries, and the invisible blessings of ancestors.