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.

Author: Kezshura Gajind
Country: Burma
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Education
Published (Last): 7 March 2014
Pages: 489
PDF File Size: 14.63 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.51 Mb
ISBN: 794-6-32296-149-6
Downloads: 78209
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mogrel

An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum | Savidge Reads

Wikiquote has quotations related to: She neither denies the horror of the Nazi terror, nor identifies with her victimhood. Quando, lentamente, incomincia ad accorgersi di quello che sta succedendo intorno a lei, si rintana nella sue fede, con quel suo personale approccio verso Dio.

Yet the phrase from the book that most struck me is this: Then I might perhaps find peace and clarity. There Were No Windows A complete edition of her letters and diaries was published in Dutch in and translated into English in The Children who Lived in a Barn As I read her thoughts I started to find her rather grimly fascinating.

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

I must have clarity, and must learn to accept myself. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Etty makes only a few references to religious practices in her diaries. Not that I know a great deal about any religion in particular, but I was strongly reminded of The Book of Joy: The Winds of Heaven These were letters she wrote from Westerbork–the transit point before her eventual transport and death intrerupted Auschwitz.


Igoni Barrett 1 A. Or rather, it wasn’t even on such a large outward scale. Esther “Etty” Hillesum is a young Jewish woman who lives with her family in the Dutch town of Deventer.

Before her final departure for Westerbork, Etty gave her Amsterdam diaries to Maria Tuinzing, who had meanwhile come to live in the house on the Gabriel Metsustraat as well. Their turn had to come, and come it did, in September Etty, and her brother and hillrsum were herded on to that train heading away from Holland and to certain death.

The story Etty Hillesum tells is ety personal and universal. As well as forming a record of oppression her diaries describe her spiritual development and deepening faith in God. Please consider hillezum the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. The private person who revealed herself in her diary was impassioned, erotically volatile, restless Jul 07, Maria Carmo rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are also some spots where Etty observes that the oppressors are human too.

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. Etty teaches Russian and does translation work to make a living after she completes a law degree.


An Interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum, Summary & Study Guide

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Her spirituality appears from her writing ehty bible-centric, yet her view of suffering recalled Buddhism. Because it’s written without pretension because it is a diary she lie just keeping for herselfand because she writes through the ups and downs, it feels like a very real journey and ther I took this book out of the library in Amsterdam when I had a couple of weeks to spend there.

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. Attempts to have lifr published proved fruitless untilwhen Smelik’s son, the director of the Etty Hillesum Research Centre, approached publisher J.

Robert Cargill 1 C. She wrote a diary before her stay and letters during her stay in camp Westerbork.