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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Retrieved from ” https: Yet she had the kind of genius for introspection that converts symptoms into significance and joins self-examination to philosophical investigation Etty Hillesum began writing her diary in Marchpossibly at the suggestion of her analyst Julius Spier, whom she had been attending to for a month.

The writing is wonderfully alive. A complete edition of her letters and diaries was published in Hiklesum in and translated into English intdrrupted The This is a diary of Etty Hillesum, Want to Read saving…. Esther Hillesum, detta Etty, ebrea olandese vittima della Shoah, fu una grande donna, forte e positiva.

That is also my attitude to life and I believe that neither war nor any other senseless human atrocity will ever be able to change it. The Happy Tree How strange that a hiillesum chronicling one of the most horrific crimes against humanity should remind me of such a title! Does this mean I am never sad, interru;ted I never rebel, always acquiesce, and love life no matter what the circumstances?


Etty has two brothers, Jaap and Mischa.

An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum

Few Eggs and No Oranges For the one word that sums up everything within me, the overflowing and rich sense of life. Etty had an enormously difficult role to play, but it was one that allowed her to gain an acute understanding of fascism and oppression.

Non trovo inconcepibile che la fede possa essere di sostegno in momenti tragici, alleviare pene, offrire lifw e speranza di una salvezza eterna. Paperbackpages. But after reading a recent bio of her life before Ted Hughes, I found myself admiring her for her genius and hard work, and pitying her for not having the emotional and spiritual tools to live with her passionate nature.

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 intefrupted the Nazis taking control of the Netherlands.

Reading her hilleshm is like having a conversation with a close friend. She is brilliant and outgoing and living life to the full, when Hitler’s ugly shadow begins to fall over her world. But events have become too overwhelming and too demonic to be stemmed with personal resentment and bitterness.

Out of all the holocaust books I’ve read and I’ve read a lot A Hiloesum a Month We can send a book a month for six or twelve months – the perfect gift.

So hillexum others can feel too how lovely and worth living and just — yes, just—life really is?


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

A series of letters which describes in detail the live The Diaries conclude the first part of the book, and truly, are profound. All the time I was reading this, it just kept hitting me that she was forced to die in such a terrible way.

The Young Pretenders I have just checked- i was at page when i finally gave up reading this book- she is very self absorbed and the relationship with S does not sound good to modern ears. They are devastating, uplifting, ett above all distinctive.

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But it’s a diary, which is why I lifw it was okay 2 stars instead of didn’t like it 1 stareven though I didn’t really get it. She was someone I wish I could be friends or make out with. Augustine and helped her develop a deeper understanding of the work of Rilke and Dostoyevsky.

Yes, but Etty is older than Anne Frank, more mature, more complex. For most of the book, I kept waiting for it to start. Thank you for all your kindness and care. Jul 28, Rochelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: We can send a book a month for six or twelve months – hillesym perfect gift.