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Etty adapted and performed by Susan Stein at the Carnegie Stage
Friday, April 21, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Etty Hillesum’s life ended at Auschwitz when she was only 29 years old. In the play, Etty, drawn entirely from Hillesum’s diaries and letters of 1941 to 1943, we meet a remarkable young Dutch woman: insightful, determined, poetic, sensual.
Through the voice of actress Susan Stein, Hillesum speaks directly to her audience, frankly, and with compassion–even for the enemy. Seeking the meaning of her life–and all life–during the terror of Nazi occupation, Hillesum discovers a reality she calls God and opens herself to the power of being fully alive and present, bearing witness to the catastrophe unfolding around her.
In her gentle yet forthright way, Hillesum asks us not to leave her at Auschwitz, but to let her have a “little bit of a say” in what she hopes will be a new world.