Join us for a special performance of Etty, Susan Stein’s one-woman play based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum. It will be followed by a group discussion on the contemporary relevance of her story.
Esther "Etty" Hillesum, a young Dutch Jewish woman living in Amsterdam, begins a diary on 8 March 1941. As deportations begin, she digs deeper into her soul to understand this piece of history and root out any hatred or bitterness. Etty's words, insights, and beliefs reach out from the Holocaust and allow us to see the power of hope in the most extreme circumstances.
Facing History and Ourselves is an international professional development organisation, founded in 1976, working to prevent violence and protect democracy. We train teachers to enable their students to examine the moral choices faced by people at key moments in history and make essential connections to their lives today. We foster responsible student agency to participate to create a more civil, peaceful, and just society.
Facing History is running a special student leadership project, supported by John Lyon’s Charity, for schools in central and north west London. We invite schools to become involved! During the course of the evening you will hear more about this work and how you can join in.
For more information about Etty, the play or Etty Hillesum, please visit: http://www.ettyplay.org/