On November 30, , a twenty-nine-year-old Dutch Jewish woman named Etty Hillesum died in Auschwitz. Hillesum had known that she would not survive. Esther “Etty” Hillesum (15 January – 30 November ) was the Dutch author of . An interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum ; Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life the Diaries, – and Letters from Westerbork; Etty. An Interrupted Life has ratings and reviews. Michela said: Una giovane donna Etty Hillesum con il proprio diario ci ha donato un affresco inter.

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For example, she reads and quotes from the new testament, but she never explains why a Jew would turn to Christianity.

Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Facebook Google. Her brother Mischa died on 31 Marchalso at Auschwitz. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here And this morning everything seemed fine again.

In the end, the departure came without warning These were letters she wrote from Westerbork–the transit point before her eventual transport and death at Auschwitz. On 5 Julyher personal status was suddenly revoked and she became a camp internee along with her father, mother interdupted brother Mischa. It is not the first time that I read Etty Hillesum, but she always amazes and touches me in the deepest possible way.

Something else about this morning: Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Eva Hoffman Foreword by. A mystic of a kind, Etty made her incredible spiritual development during two plus years, from the age of 27 till her death, Etty Hillesum was “discovered” dozens of years after intetrupted death, when her diaries were recovered and published.

Six months later she moved to the Apollolaan 29, in where her brother Jaap also lived from September while he was studying medicine.


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AuschwitzPoland [1]. Hostages to Fortune As a young adult living in the years between the first and second World Wars, Etty Hillesum was decidedly modern and independent.

Before her final departure for Westerbork, Etty gave her Amsterdam diaries to Maria Tuinzing, who had meanwhile come to live in the house on the Gabriel Metsustraat as well. Etty looked forward to going back to them, never doubting that her health would improve just enough to allow her to go back.

Midsummer Night in the Workhouse My opinion has changed as I think having both the diaries and letters creates a haunting picture with its depth and layers and so hits you harder. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat Aug 03, Abailart rated it it was amazing Shelves: On 6 June she took her bachelor’s exams in Amsterdam.

Etty Hillesum

Sometimes she’s talking to herself, sometimes to God, sometimes self-analyzing, sometimes just recording events.

Al termine della guerra gli amici cercheranno invan Una giovane donna Etty Hillesum con il proprio diario ci ha donato un affresco interiore con la testimonianza dei suoi ultimi due anni di vita. She shares a house with Han Wegerif, a year-old widower. She is brilliant and outgoing and living life to the full, when Hitler’s ugly shadow begins to fall over her world. She is an avid reader, ever involved in philosophical discussions with her contemporaries.

View all 5 comments. Etty had an enormously difficult role to play, but it was one that allowed her to gain an acute understanding of fascism and oppression.

An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum

I have no idea what this says about me as a personI’d have to intetrupted this is the most human viewpoint of it all. Guard Your Daughters With Spier Etty developed a strong and passionate connection, and learned a lot about love and spirituality. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: And I believe, childishly perhaps but intefrupted, that the earth will become habitable again only through the love that the Jew Paul described to the citzens of Corinth in the thirteenth chapter of his first letter.


The Diaries of Etty Hillesum, from Amazon. Not that I know a great deal about any religion in particular, but I was strongly reminded of The Book of Joy: Hillesum lived her life in Amsterdam with her eyes, heart, and mind wide open. The writing is wonderfully alive. She hopes to become a writer one day.

This picture, which was a story on here the other week, and all your giggly responses to it were a highlight in tricky week or two. This article has multiple issues.

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To Bed with Grand Music I think I’ll go back to this book many times in my life. In her work with people, getting them necessities, putting them in contact with loved ones, writing letters petitioning for their exemption from the labor and death camps in Poland, she remained committed to her promise to help people find the peace and self-repose she had found within.

I have just checked- i was at page when i finally gave up reading this book- she is very self absorbed and the relationship with S does not sound good to modern ears. The two letters were preceded by a foreword with a biography of the artist, and followed by a third letter, both written by David Koning to camouflage the true contents.