Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork

Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805050875
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 11/15/1996
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 90,598
Product dimensions: 5.66(w) x 8.26(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

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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