Etty Hillesum





Etty Hillesum

Author profile


born
in Middelburg, Netherlands
January 15, 1914

died
November 30, 1943

gender
female


About this author

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: 4.32 · 953 ratings · 130 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
An Interrupted Life: The Di...
by
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 672 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Diario 1941-1943
by
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 1983 — 25 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Etty: de nagelaten geschrif...
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 19 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lettere, 1942-1943
by
4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1981 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Twee Brieven Uit Westerbork
4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1943
Rate this book
Clear rating
Het verstoorde leven
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dat onverwoestbare in mij
by
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
In duizend zoete armen: Nie...
by
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1984
Rate this book
Clear rating
Het werk
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
Prier 15 jours avec Etty Hi...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
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

“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

“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

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
CBC Books: Book Title Jumble 472 167 May 02, 2013 12:22PM  
Reading with Style: Author Chains 49 80 Aug 02, 2014 03:03PM  
Reading with Style: RwS Completed Tasks - Summer 2014 1235 100 Aug 31, 2014 09:03PM  
Readers Against P...: Book Suggestions 99 97 Oct 10, 2014 08:43PM