Book presentation of Reading Etty Hillesum in Context

Amsterdam University Press is proud to announce the publication of Reading Etty Hillesum in Context. Writings, Life, and Influences of a Visionary Author. The collection, which offers the most important contributions from the past fifteen years of international research into Etty Hillesum's work and life, was presented at the former city hall of Middelburg on April 11th.

Amsterdam University Press Director Jan-Peter Wissink opened the presentation, congratulating volume editors Klaas Smelik, Gerrit Van Oord, and Jurjen Wiersma. Prof. dr. Klaas A.D. Smelik, director of the Etty Hillesum Research Centre, offered his introduction to the book, which was followed by Lotte Bergen speaking on Etty Hillesum and her interpretation of the Jewish fate. A beautiful performance on the cello was given by Jeroen van Meyel at the intermission. The handing over of the first copy from Jan-Peter Wissink to Judith Koelemeijer concluded the presentation. Many congratulations to everyone involved in this book project, an initiative of the Etty Hillesum Research Centre in Middelburg!

You can follow the activies of the Etty Hillesum Research Centre via their website, or their Facebook page.

Photographs by Johan de Voogd.

Jan-Peter Wissink 1.JPG   Jeroen van Meyel 1.JPG
Jan-Peter Wissink Jeroen van Meyel
KS en Judith Koelemeijer.JPG  KS presentatie Reading EH in Context 2.JPG
Klaas Smelik and Judith Koelemeijer Klaas Smelik presenting Reading Etty Hillesum in Context
Lotte Bergen presentatie Reading EH in Context 1.JPG  overhandiging eerste exemplaar aan Judith Koelemeijer 1.JPG
Lotte Bergen presenting Reading Etty Hillesum in Context Handing of the first copy from Jan-Peter Wissink to Judith Koelemeijer