Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork (Paperback)

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By Etty Hillesum, Eva Hoffman (Foreword by)
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Description


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.

About the Author


Etty Hillesum died at Auschwitz in 1943. She was 29. Her diary has been published as Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork.

Eva Hoffman is the author of Lost in Translation: A Life In A New Language, Shtetl, and The Secret. Her essays and journalism have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Yale Review, and other publications.

Praise For…


“Remarkable . . . What made life meaningful to Etty was the rare combination of erotic, spiritual, and intellectual passions that made up her 'thinking heart.' A truly great book.” —The Washington Post Book World
Product Details
ISBN: 9780805050875
ISBN-10: 0805050876
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: November 15th, 1996
Pages: 416
Language: English