Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork

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Picador, Nov 15, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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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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About the author (1996)

Etty Hillesum died at Auschwitz in 1943. She was 29.

Eva Hoffman is the author of Lost in Translation and Exit into History.

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