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June 23, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

May 26, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

May 18, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

Etty’s full journal entry from today.

I cannot imagine the horrors that this generation witnessed. I am saddened and encouraged by Etty’s words today. She knew she couldn’t face the days alone, and she knew where to turn for strength.

I examine my own life and wonder what could be different in my life and others’ lives if I drew prayer around me more often and retreated inside its protective walls.

April 3, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

March 25, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

March 22, 1942-Etty Hillesum

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 Hillesum”

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.

February 25, 1942 – Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

February 19, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

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