Etty

Author: Etty Hillesum

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802839596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

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In the midst of the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust, Etty's writings reveal a young Jewish woman who celebrated life and remained an undaunted example of courage, sympathy, and compassion. Through this splendid translation by Arnold J. Pomerans, commissioned by the Etty Hillesum Foundation, readers everywhere will resonate with the spirit of this amazing young woman.

Etty Hillesum

Author: Etty Hillesum

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9780805050875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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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.

Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence

Author: Meins G. S. Coetsier

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826266282

Category: History

Page: 228

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Although she died cruelly at Auschwitz at the age of twenty-nine, Etty Hillesum left a lasting legacy of mystical thought in her letters and diaries. Hillesum was a complex and powerful witness to the openness of the human spirit to the call of God, even under the most harrowing circumstances. Her life was as much shaped by Hitler's regime as was that of philosopher Eric Voegelin, and as Meins Coetsier reveals, her thought lends itself to interpretation from a uniquely Voegelinian perspective. Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence analyzes the life and writings of Hillesum from the standpoint of Voegelin's views on consciousness-especially his philosophy of luminous participation in the transcendent ground of being. Through a careful reading of her letters and diaries, Coetsier reveals the inner development of Hillesum's mystically grounded resistance to Nazism as he guides readers through the symbolism of her spiritual journey, making effective use of Voegelin's analytics of experience and symbolization to trace her path to spiritual truth. Intertwining the lives, works, and visions of these two mystical thinkers, Coetsier demonstrates his mastery of both Voegelin's philosophy and Hillesum's Dutch-language materials. He shows how mystical attunement to the "flow of presence"-Voegelin's designation for human responsiveness to the divine-is the key to the development of Hillesum's life and writings. He displays a special affinity for the suffering and grace-filled transformation that she underwent as she approached the end of her life and gained insight into the ultimate purpose of each individual's contribution to the well-being and maintenance of the human spirit. Retrieving one of the lesser-known but most compelling figures of the Holocaust, Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence is an original contribution to both Voegelin and Hillesum scholarship that reflects these writers' strong valuation of the human person. It presents Hillesum's life and work in an original and provocative context, shedding new light on her experiences and their symbolizations while further broadening the application of Voegelin's thought

Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed

Author: Patrick Woodhouse

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408183471

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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On 8 March 1941, a 27-year-old Jewish Dutch student living in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam made the first entry in a diary that was to become one of the most remarkable documents to emerge from the Nazi Holocaust. Over the course of the next two and a half years, an insecure, chaotic and troubled young woman was transformed into someone who inspired those with whom she shared the suffering of the transit camp at Westerbork and with whom she eventually perished at Auschwitz. Through her diary and letters, she continues to inspire those whose lives she has touched since. She was an extraordinarily alive and vivid young woman who shaped and lived a spirituality of hope in the darkest period of the twentieth century. This book explores Etty Hillesum's life and writings, seeking to understand what it was about her that was so remarkable, how her journey developed, how her spirituality was shaped, and what her profound reflections on the roots of violence and the nature of evil can teach us today.

Etty Hillesum

Author: Etty Hillesum,Annemarie S. Kidder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570758386

Category: History

Page: 157

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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 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.

The Lasting Significance of Etty Hillesum's Writings

Author: Klaas Smelik

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048550173

Category: History

Page: 500

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The Lasting Significance of Etty Hillesum's Writings contains the proceedings of the third international Etty Hillesum Conference, held in Middelburg in September 2018. It brings together the work of 33 experts from all over the world to shed new light on life, works, inspiration and vision of the Dutch Jewish writer Etty Hillesum (1914-1943), one of the victims of the Nazi regime. Hillesum's diaries and letters illustrate her heroic struggle to come to terms with her personal life in the context of the Holocaust. This volume revives Hillesum research with a comprehensive rereading of her texts but also by introducing new sources about her life. With the current rise of interest in peace studies, Judaism, the Holocaust, inter-religious dialogue, gender studies and mysticism, this book will be invaluable to students and scholars in a range of disciplines.

An Interrupted Life

Author: Etty Hillesum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780953478057

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 430

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A collection of the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum (1914-43) who lived in Amsterdam that were composed in the shadow of the Holocaust, but their interest lies in the light-filled mind that pervades them and in the internal journey they chart.

Etty Hillesum

Author: Ria van den Brandt

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643904479

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 147

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The diaries and letters of the Dutch-Jewish Etty Hillesum (Middelburg 1914-Auschwitz 1943) have received worldwide attention and have inspired many readers. This book offers a transparent and concise introduction to the thought and life of Etty Hillesum. It succeeds in evoking Hillesum's testimony of life through the reflection on her crucial themes and the use of many impressive citations from her diaries and letters. (Series: Adjustment - Self-Assertion - Resistance / Anpassung - Selbstbehauptung - Widerstand -- Vol. 36)

Spirituality in the Writings of Etty Hillesum

Author: Klaas Smelik,Ria van den Brandt,Meins G. S. Coetsier

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004188592

Category: Religion

Page: 516

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Drawing on Etty Hillesum’s writings, this book offers a comprehensive account of international scholarship on the life, works and vision of the Dutch Jewish writer Etty Hillesum, whose life was shaped by the totalitarian Nazi-regime, and who lived a courageous spirituality in the darkest period of the twentieth century.

The Ethics and Religious Philosophy of Etty Hillesum

Author: Klaas A.D. Smelik,Meins G.S. Coetsier,Jurjen Wiersma

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900434134X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 404

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The Ethics and Religious Philosophy of Etty Hillesum offers a comprehensive account of international scholarship on the life, works and vision of the Dutch Jewish writer Etty Hillesum (1914-1943), and her struggle to come to terms with her personal life in the context of the Holocaust.