”Etty” – A play on the life of Etty Hillesum

November 9th, 2012

Check out this awesome play co-sponsored by PAX!

When? November 15th at 7:30 pm
Where? Rappaport Treasure Hall
What? Using only Etty Hillesum’s words, Susan Stein’s adaptation brings us to 1943 when Etty, a young Jewish woman, is about to be deported out of Holland. As she prepares for the three day journey eastward, she digs deeper into her soul to understand this piece of history and root out any hatred or bitterness, believing  that humanity is the best and only solution for survival. 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 say in what she hopes will be a new world.