An Interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum, 1941-1943 Summary
Etty Hillesum

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An Interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum, 1941-1943 Summary

Esther ("Etty") Hillesum is a young Jewish woman who lives with her family in the Dutch town of Deventer. Born in January, 1914 just before the beginning of World War I, Etty was the only daughter of Rebecca Hillesum-Bernstein and Louis Hillesum. Etty has two brothers, Jaap and Mischa. Mischa is a talented pianist and Jaap eventually becomes a medical doctor. Etty Hillesum's father was headmaster of a grammar school in Deventer...

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