Reading Etty Hillesum in Context
Reading Etty Hillesum in Context
Writings, Life, and Influences of a Visionary Author
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Contents Preface Introduction Klaas A.D. Smelik, A Short Biography of Etty Hillesum (1914-1943) The Diaries Klaas A.D. Smelik, To Remember Is To Act: From a Bundle of Notebooks to a Worldwide Publication Marja Clement, 'Hineinhorchen' and Writing: The Language Use of Etty Hillesum War and Persecution Klaas A.D. Smelik, Etty Hillesum's Choice Not To Go Into Hiding Lotte Bergen, Agency Within Nazi Constraints: Etty Hillesum and Her Interpretation of the Jewish Fate Jurjen Wiersma, One Ought To Write a Chronicle of Westerbork Gerrit Van Oord, The Departure: A Reconstruction of the Unexpected Deportation of the Hillesum Family From Camp Westerbork on Tuesday 7 September 1943 Reading and Writers Meins G.S. Coetsier, "Aesthetic Mirrors": Etty Hillesum and Rainer Maria Rilke Janny van der Molen, "I Keep Being Drawn Towards Jung": Good and Evil in the Work of Etty Hillesum and Carl Gustav Jung Jurjen Wiersma, "To Realize That Life Is Truly Simple": Etty Hillesum and Walther Rathenau Family and Friends Klaas A.D. Smelik, Romance Down By The River IJssel: The First Meeting Between Etty Hillesum and Klaas Smelik Senior Alexandra Nagel, Etty Hillesum, A Devoted Student of Julius Spier. Alexandra Nagel & Denise de Costa, With You, I Have My Anchorage: Fifteen Letters From Etty Hillesum to Julius Spier Alexandra Nagel & Ria van den Brandt, Three Times Yes and a Thousand Fold No! Julius Spier Writes to Etty Hillesum Reception of Hillesum's Diaries and Letters Piet Schrijvers, Etty Hillesum in Jewish Contexts Thalia Gur-Klein, From Separation to Communitas: Etty Hillesum, A Jewish Perspective Yves Bériault, The Invincible Hope of Christian de Chergé and Etty Hillesum Mary Evans, Etty Hillesum: Gender, the Modern and the Literature of the Holocaust Hans Krabbendam, America in the Shade: Etty Hillesum As Mediator Between the Cold-War Perspectives on the Holocaust Yukiko Yokohata, Perceptions of Etty Hillesum in Japan Patricia Couto, Thinker, Poet, Cyber Phenomenon, or Saint: Etty Hillesum in Portugal. Denise de Costa, Bright Orange and Crimson: How a Dutch Dissertation on Etty Hillesum Was Coloured by French Philosophy Klaas A.D. Smelik, Ulrich Beck and Etty Hillesum Ronald Commers, Loving-Kindness, Hatred, and Moral Indignation: Etty Hillesum and Vladimir Jankélévitch, Ordo Amoris Anna Aluffi Pentini, A Woman's All-Embracing Search of "the Other": Etty Hillesum as the Basis of a "Pedagogy of Care and Attention" Summaries Personalia Acknowledgements

Reading Etty Hillesum in Context

Writings, Life, and Influences of a Visionary Author

The diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum (1914—1943) have a special place among the Jewish-Dutch testimonies of the Shoah, so much so that Etty Hillesum studies has become its own field. This book offers the most important contributions from the past fifteen years of international research into Hillesum’s work and life, studying her ethical, philosophical, spiritual, and literary existential search.

Klaas A.D. Smelik

Klaas A.D. Smelik (Hilversum 1950) studied Theology, Semitic Languages and Ancient History in Utrecht, Amsterdam and Leiden. He taught Old Testament and Hebrew in Utrecht, Amsterdam and Brussels, Ancient and Jewish History at the K.U. Leuven, and Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Ghent University. In 2006, he founded the Etty Hillesum Research Centre (EHOC).

Gerrit Van Oord

Gerrit Van Oord (1948) founded in 1990 the Italian publishing house Apeiron Editori. He is the coordinator for the EHOC in Italy.

Jurjen Wiersma

Jurjen Wiersma (1943) is professor emeritus of Ethics, Hermeneutics, and Philosophy at the Protestant Theological Faculty in Brussels.