Non­fic­tion

Quest for Eter­nal Sun­shine: A Holo­caust Sur­vivor’s Jour­ney from Dark­ness to Light

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June 26, 2019

Quest for Eter­nal Sun­shine chron­i­cles the tri­umphant, true sto­ry of Mendek Rubin, a bril­liant inven­tor who over­came both the trau­ma of the Holo­caust and decades of unre­lent­ing depres­sion to live a life of deep peace and bound­less joy.

Born into a Has­sidic Jew­ish fam­i­ly in Poland in 1924, Mendek grew up sur­round­ed by extreme anti­semitism. Armed with an inge­nious mind, he sur­vived three hor­rif­ic years in Nazi slave-labor con­cen­tra­tion camps while vir­tu­al­ly his entire fam­i­ly was mur­dered in Auschwitz. After arriv­ing in Amer­i­ca in 1946, despite hav­ing no mon­ey or pro­fes­sion­al skills, his inven­tions helped rev­o­lu­tion­ize both the jew­el­ry and pack­aged-sal­ad indus­tries. Remark­ably, Mendek also applied his inge­nu­ity to his own psy­che, devel­op­ing inno­v­a­tive ways to heal his heart and end his emo­tion­al suffering.

After Mendek died in 2012, his daugh­ter, Myra Good­man, found an unfin­ished man­u­script in which he’d revealed the inti­mate details of his heal­ing jour­ney. Quest for Eter­nal Sun­shine, the extra­or­di­nary result of a posthu­mous father-daugh­ter col­lab­o­ra­tion, tells Mendek’s whole sto­ry and is filled with eye-open­ing rev­e­la­tions, effec­tive self-heal­ing tech­niques, and pro­found wis­dom that have the pow­er to trans­form the way we live our lives.

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