ETTY: A Special One-Woman Play Based on the Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum
Performed by Susan Stein
Friday, November 9 at 10:00 A.M. in Goode Chapel
Reception following in Speen Hall
Free and open to the public
Marking the anniversary of Kristallnacht
All are invited to this special event marking the anniversary of Kristallnach — a one-woman play performed by Susan Stein.
In May 1940 Holland had capitulated; the Nazis immediately began their terror against the Jewish population. Early in 1941 Etty met a Jewish emigrant from Berlin who was twice her age: Julius Spier, the founder of “Psychochirology”, a psychotherapeutic type of palmistry. She became his assistant and lover. The relationship provided support to both of them in this ever darker time.
Etty’s words, insights and beliefs reach out from the Holocaust and allow us to see the power of hope and individual thought in the most extreme circumstances. In her gentle yet forthright way, Etty asks us not to leave her at Auschwitz but to let her have a bit of a say in what she hopes will be a new world.