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Yerka, Jacek and Etty Hillesum – An Interrupted Life

Identifier

014754

Type of spiritual experience

Background

Esther "Etty" Hillesum (15 January 1914 – 30 November 1943) was a 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.

 

A description of the experience

Etty Hillesum – An Interrupted Life

So much that was beautiful and so much that was hard to bear.  Yet whenever I showed myself ready to bear it, the hard was directly transformed into the beautiful

The source of the experience

Yerka, Jacek

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