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'My beloved desk, the best place on this earth' : Etty Hillesum says goodbye to her familiar surroundings

Klaas Smelik (UGent)
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Etty Hillesum showed a special attachment to the desk in her room in Han Wegerif's house. It was her favourite place to be. Also other parts of her room were very dear and had a special meaning for her; for instance, the tree behind her window or the jasmine behind the house. Nevertheless, she had no grief to leave her room, her desk or the house where she had lived since 1939, because "in every place on earth, we are 'at home' when we carry everything within us." In this contribution, Hillesum's remarks on the various parts of Wegerif's house are analyzed as well as the special meaning they had for her.
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Etty Hillesum Holocaust diaries, house of Han Wegerif, Etty Hillesum's room, Etty Hillesum's desk, book case of Julius Spier, attachments, being at home

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Smelik, Klaas. “’My Beloved Desk, the Best Place on This Earth’ : Etty Hillesum Says Goodbye to Her Familiar Surroundings.” The Lasting Significance of Etty Hillesum’s Writings : Proceedings of the Third International Etty Hillesum Conference at Middelburg, September 2018, edited by Klaas Smelik, Amsterdam University Press, 2019, pp. 353–82.
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Smelik, K. (2019). ’My beloved desk, the best place on this earth’ : Etty Hillesum says goodbye to her familiar surroundings. In K. Smelik (Ed.), The lasting significance of Etty Hillesum’s writings : proceedings of the Third International Etty Hillesum Conference at Middelburg, September 2018 (pp. 353–382). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
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Smelik, Klaas. 2019. “’My Beloved Desk, the Best Place on This Earth’ : Etty Hillesum Says Goodbye to Her Familiar Surroundings.” In The Lasting Significance of Etty Hillesum’s Writings : Proceedings of the Third International Etty Hillesum Conference at Middelburg, September 2018, edited by Klaas Smelik, 353–82. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
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Smelik, Klaas. 2019. “’My Beloved Desk, the Best Place on This Earth’ : Etty Hillesum Says Goodbye to Her Familiar Surroundings.” In The Lasting Significance of Etty Hillesum’s Writings : Proceedings of the Third International Etty Hillesum Conference at Middelburg, September 2018, ed by. Klaas Smelik, 353–382. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Vancouver
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Smelik K. ’My beloved desk, the best place on this earth’ : Etty Hillesum says goodbye to her familiar surroundings. In: Smelik K, editor. The lasting significance of Etty Hillesum’s writings : proceedings of the Third International Etty Hillesum Conference at Middelburg, September 2018. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press; 2019. p. 353–82.
IEEE
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K. Smelik, “’My beloved desk, the best place on this earth’ : Etty Hillesum says goodbye to her familiar surroundings,” in The lasting significance of Etty Hillesum’s writings : proceedings of the Third International Etty Hillesum Conference at Middelburg, September 2018, Middelburg, 2019, pp. 353–382.
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  author       = {Smelik, Klaas},
  booktitle    = {The lasting significance of Etty Hillesum’s writings : proceedings of the Third International Etty Hillesum Conference at Middelburg, September 2018},
  editor       = {Smelik, Klaas},
  isbn         = {9789463722025},
  keywords     = {Etty Hillesum Holocaust diaries,house of Han Wegerif,Etty Hillesum's room,Etty Hillesum's desk,book case of Julius Spier,attachments,being at home},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Middelburg},
  pages        = {353--382},
  publisher    = {Amsterdam University Press},
  title        = {'My beloved desk, the best place on this earth' : Etty Hillesum says goodbye to her familiar surroundings},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5117/9789463722025_SMELIK},
  year         = {2019},
}

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