On November 30, , a twenty-nine-year-old Dutch Jewish woman named Etty Hillesum died in Auschwitz. Hillesum had known that she would not survive. Esther “Etty” Hillesum (15 January – 30 November ) was the Dutch author of . An interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum ; Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life the Diaries, – and Letters from Westerbork; Etty. An Interrupted Life has ratings and reviews. Michela said: Una giovane donna Etty Hillesum con il proprio diario ci ha donato un affresco inter.
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Miss Ranskill Comes Home 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. I became intrigued by her. Reading her diaries is like having a conversation with a close friend.
Good Things in England There Were No Windows Her diaries make her feel so present, with her evocative writing style and intelligent, ahead-of-her-times kind of life. Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary To have the contrast of her personality from earlier on is part of what makes this such a hard hitting, and indeed cliched as it sounds important book tfor people to read, no matter how uncomfortable or difficult it gets.
The Young Interruptee She is highly spiritual in a completely personal way. I have to say, start with the diaries. As a young adult living in the years between the first and second World Wars, Etty Hillesum was decidedly modern and independent. Lists with This Book. Ett the “social democrat” and Maria Tuinzing, interruptrd nurse and Etty’s best friend are, like Etty, paying boarders.
So that others can feel too how lovely and worth living and just — yes, just—life really is? Also preserved for posterity by her non-Jewish friends who had survived. Il suo diario comincia ad essere scritto sotto consiglio dello psicologo Julius Spier, un uomo famosoche riesce a leggere attraverso le mani la psiche de suoi pazienti.
Being so bright, Etty seems to know immediately which way the wind is blowing, but refuses any chance to leave because she wants to share the fate of the other Jewish people. In the midst of extreme conditions, Hillesum develops an awareness of the indestructible beauty of billesum world.
There was simply one great, meaningful whole.
Etty Hillesum – Wikipedia
The entries ended where she began writing letters instead. The Journey Home and Other Stories If I could only take 10 books with me to a deserted island, this would be one.
Inshe went to Westerbork, the camp where Dutch Jews were assembled for deportation to other concentration camps; she wrote letters to friends back in Amsterdam, before she was eventually sent to Auschwitz, where she died Etty Hillesum was a Dutch Jew from Amsterdam; she studied Russian, gave Russian lessons, and kept a diary, focusing mainly on her love affair with psychologist Julius Spier and her efforts to deal personally with the effects of the Nazis taking control of the Netherlands. But why should we always have to choose the cheapest and easiest way?
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An Interrupted Life: The Diaries, ; and Letters from Westerbork by Etty Hillesum
So much wisdom in such a young woman. Io detesto gli accumuli di parole. Etty Hillesum was a Dutch Jew from Amsterdam; she studied Russian, gave Russian lessons, and kept a diary, focusing mainly on her love affair with psychologist Julius Spier and her efforts to deal personally with the effects of the Nazis taking control of the Netherlands.
Miss Buncle Married Coetsier is the author of Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence: Jul 06, Karla rated it it was amazing. Their turn had to come, and come it did, in September Etty, and her brother and parents were herded on to that train ety away from Holland and to certain death.
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Quotes from An Interrupted Li For example, she wrote in It was in this lief that she lived until her definitive departure for Westerbork in She was complicated and very neurotic, also a philosopher and a bohemian. While these were interesting, they weren’t I’m guessing as introspective or personal as her diaries probably are which is why I gave it three stars.
An Interrupted Life : Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum [1941-43]
Want to Read saving…. Alas, Poor Lady To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Retrieved from ” https: His daughter Johanna Jopie Smelik then typed out sections of the diaries, but Klaas Smelik’s attempts to have the diaries published in the s proved fruitless. Stty makes these happenings more familiar, then, and not so frightening.
As I read her thoughts I started to find her rather grimly fascinating.