Category: Etty Hillesum

Etty Hillesum was a Dutch Jew living in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation. In 1943 she was killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Her diaries and letters are published as, “An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork.” These are quotes from this book, penned 80 years ago. May her story be told.

April 17, 1942-Etty Hilllesum

80 years ago today.

April 16, 1942-Etty Hilllesum

80 years ago today.

April 3, 1942-Etty Hilllesum

80 years ago today.

April 2, 1942-Etty Hilllesum

80 years ago today.

March 25, 1942-Etty Hilllesum

80 years ago today.

March 22, 1942-Etty Hilllesum

80 years ago today. And back to me came those words I wrote down months ago in one of these notes to myself, words I shall keep writing down time and again, until they are a part of me: Slowly, steadily, patiently.” Etty Hillesum… Continue Reading “March 22, 1942-Etty Hilllesum”

March 21, 1942-Etty Hillesum

Etty reiterates throughout her diary the utter necessity of turning inward. She calls the inner world the “current of life” beneath the surface. This practice no doubt helped give her strength for the days ahead.

March 17, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

March 12, 1942-Etty Hillesum

Etty unexpectantly met up with an ex-lover for a walk in the park. She speaks positively about this occasion, thankful for the time together, and notes that people always find a way back to each other. Sadly, this was most likely the last time Etty saw her dear friend. As they were departing Etty wanted to say this to Max but they were too far away. She finished her thoughts in her diary.

February 27, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

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