Etty Hillesum





Etty Hillesum


Born
in Middelburg, Netherlands
January 15, 1914

Died
November 30, 1943


Esther 'Etty' Hillesum was a young Jewish woman whose letters and diaries, kept between 1941 and 1943 describe life in Amsterdam during the German occupation. They were published posthumously in 1981, before being translated into English in 1983.

Etty spent her childhood years in Middelburg, Hilversum (1914–16), Tiel (1916–18), Winschoten (1918–24) and Deventer, from July 1924 on, where she entered the fifth form of the Graaf van Burenschool. The family lived at number 51 on the A. J. Duymaer van Twiststraat (at present time number 2). Later (in 1933) they moved to the Geert Grootestraat 9, but by then Etty was no longer living at home. After primary school, Etty attended the gymnasium (grammar school) in Deventer, where her father was deput
...more

Average rating: 4.24 · 1,492 ratings · 174 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
An Interrupted Life: The Di...

by
4.23 avg rating — 1,305 ratings — published 1981 — 33 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Etty: de nagelaten geschrif...

4.33 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lettere, 1942-1943

by
4.45 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1981 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Twee brieven uit Westerbork

4.31 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1943
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dat onverwoestbare in mij

by
3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Diario 1941-1943: Edizione ...

by
4.54 avg rating — 13 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Het werk

4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
In duizend zoete armen: Nie...

by
3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1984
Rate this book
Clear rating
Diario de Etty Hillesum. Un...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Het verstoorde leven

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Etty Hillesum…
“Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.”
Etty Hillesum

“Become simple and live simply, not only within yourself but also in your everyday dealings. Don’t make ripples all around you, don’t try to be interesting, keep your distance, be honest, fight the desire to be thought fascinating by the outside world.”
Etty Hillesum

“Sometimes my day is crammed full of people and talk and yet I have the feeling of living in utter peace and quiet. And the tree outside my window, in the evenings, is a greater experience than all those people put together.”
Etty Hillesum
tags: 1942

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Reading with Style: Author Chains 49 104 Aug 02, 2014 03:03PM  
Reading with Style: This topic has been closed to new comments. RwS Completed Tasks - Summer 2014 1235 120 Aug 31, 2014 09:03PM  
Readers Against P...: Book Suggestions 99 108 Oct 10, 2014 08:43PM  
Reading with Style: 20.2 - Persephone 20 69 Dec 14, 2014 09:17AM  
Goodreads Italia: La parola del mese: Febbraio 2016 67 110 Mar 12, 2016 04:58AM  
YA e dintorni: * Reading Bingo 2016 808 112 Jun 25, 2016 12:37PM