Wednesday, 13 December 2017


177. Can anyone, in this day and age, dare to say 'everyday is a good day'? Yet that is exactly what the young Jewish woman Etty Hillesum found herself saying in the transit camp she described as 'hell' and just before she was shipped off to her death in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. She wrote:
'I have already died a thousand deaths in a thousand concentration camps - and yet I find life beautiful and meaningful. From minute to minute .... Somewhere there is something inside me that will never desert me again. I cannot find the right words for the radiant feeling inside me, which encompasses but is untouched by all the suffering and violence'.

No comments:

Post a Comment