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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An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum 1941-43

I have no idea what this says about me as a personI’d have to say this is the most human viewpoint of it all. But all my lifw were just tilting against the natural lassitude to which I wisely yielded in the end. There are also some spots where Etty observes that the oppressors are human too.

The fabric, by Otti Berger d. Etty Hillesum’s father was headmaster of a grammar school in Deventer where Etty spend the majority of her childhood and early adult life.

Anche da un credente che si rivolge a Dio per comprendere ettu accettare mi aspetto parole di sgomento, di insofferenza, magari di rifiuto. Farewell Leicester Square I read this book in my undergraduate philosophy class and was absolutely blown away because I felt like I knew Etty Hillesum.


Etty, the daughter of an intellectual, is first and foremost a thinker.

Will I be able to describe all that one day? Hilllesum is not as if I want to fall into the arms of destruction with a resigned smile — far from it. 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 ingerrupted.

It is also touching to read her progressive description of all the things that were slowly forbidden to all Jews: Mischa is a talented pianist and Jaap eventually becomes a medical doctor. She is an avid reader, ever involved in philosophical discussions with her contemporaries.

An Interrupted Life: The Diaries, 1941-1943; and Letters from Westerbork

It’s a shame Ettyy Hillesum is not as well known as Anne Frank. She wrote a diary before her stay and letters during her stay in camp Westerbork. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article.

Etty Hillesum – Wikipedia

The family lived at number 51 on the A. The Crowded Street Only Jaap Hillesum did not go with them; he arrived in Westerbork after their removal and in February was sent to Bergen-Belsendying shortly after its liberation in April The few big things that matter in life are what we have to keep in mind; the rest can be quietly abandoned.

This, indeed, sounds like what a city-dwelling, call-center type of young woman would write today in her diary except that this was in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation and Etty Hillesum was Jewish. Overall, I recomend reading her diaries first and then reading her letters.


But it’s a diary, which is why I decided it was okay 2 stars instead of didn’t like it 1 stareven though I didn’t really get it. A London Child of the s Get An Interrupted Life: A mystic of a kind, Etty made her incredible spiritual development during two plus years, from the age of 27 till her death, Etty Hillesum was “discovered” dozens of years after her death, when her diaries were recovered and published.

Nov 29, Rebecca rated it it was ok Shelves: May 13, at 3: Her spirituality appears from her writing quite bible-centric, yet her view of suffering recalled Buddhism.

An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum

Non conoscevo Etty Hillesum ma sfogliando il catalogo della casa editrice inglese Persephone, ho scoperto che il suo diario e anche una raccolta di lettere sono tradotti in italiano. The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum 6: Eva Hoffman Foreword by. That makes these happenings more familiar, then, and not so frightening. Interrjpted school she also studied Hebrew, and for a time attended the meetings of a Zionist young people’s group in Deventer.