"Etty," a powerful first-person Holocaust story based on diaries and letters of a young woman who perished in Auschwitz in 1943, was experienced by a rapt audience of residents of The Watermark at Logan Square on July 2, 2012. Performed by Princeton-based actress/writer Susan Stein, the one-woman show draws all of its words from the personal writings of Etty Hillesum, a young Jewish intellectual from Amsterdam who heard the unimaginable on a BBC radio broadcast --- that the Nazi ethnic cleansing campaign was actually an extermination machine. Stein is touring internationally with this affecting theater piece that she was inspired to create after picking up a book about Hillesum by chance at a yard sale. "Etty" was directed by the esteemed Broadway theater director Austin Pendleton.
Performances of "Etty" raise money for a foundation that supports sharing the messages left behind in Etty's words, insights and convictions, which reach out from the Holocaust and allow contemporary audiences to see the power of hope and individual thought in the most extreme circumstances.
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