September 4, 1941 – Etty Hillesum

80 years ago. Thursday night, 10:30pm.

Etty Hillesum, 1939

1939 ANTISEMITIC LEGISLATION

– February 21, 1939 –
The Decree concerning the Surrender of Precious Metals and Stones in Jewish Ownership requires Jews to turn in gold, silver, diamonds, and other valuables to the state without compensation.

– August 1, 1939 –

The President of the German Lottery forbids the sale of lottery tickets to Jews.

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/antisemitic-legislation-1933-1939#1939-6

Quotes from: Etty Hillesum. An Interrupted Life, The Diaries, 1941-1943 and Letters From Westerbork. Henry Holt and Company, 1996.

Featured photo created by Erin Galloway.

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