September 5, 1941 – Etty Hillesum

80 years ago. Friday morning, 9:00am.

September – December 1941.

Physical separation and exclusion

“The isolation of Jews from the rest of the population and their ban from all public places leads to their social exclusion and prevents them from maintaining their usual activities and relationships.

“A single line of Rilke’s seems more real to me than moving house or anything like that.”
– Etty Hillesum

A work from Rilke:

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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