Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life the Diaries, 1941-1943 and Letters from Westerbork

By | November 2, 2019
Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life the Diaries, 1941-1943 and Letters from Westerbork Author Etty Hillesum
ISBN-10 0805050876
ISBN-13 9780805050875
Year 1996-11-15
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Picador
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For the first time Etty Hillesum s diary and letters appear together to give us the fullest possible portrait of this extraordinary woman in the midst of World War II In the darkest years of Nazi occupation and genocide Etty Hillesum remained a celebrant of life whose lucid intelligence sympathy and almost impossible gallantry were themselves a form of inner resistance The adult counterpart to Anne Frank Hillesum testifies to the possibility of awareness and compassion in the face of the most devastating challenge to one s humanity She died at Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of twenty nine

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