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White Australia Has A Black History

White Australia Has A Black History

Thursday, 6 November 2014

A tale of two modern mystics: Edith Stein and Etty Hillesum meet


If you are a member of the Christian community that worships at St Paul's, Bakery Hill in Ballarat, you will have heard of Etty Hillesum.  Etty is a favourite of our parish priest, Father Constantine. A Jewish woman, Etty was a modern mystic.  Father Constantine often quotes from her and tells us of the insights he has found from reading her work.

It is known that, historically, Etty met Edith Stein.  They met at at Westerbork Transit Camp.  Both died in the HolocaustCristiana Dobner has written a work of the imagination about the meeting of Etty and Edith.  Readers will find it here.  The French writer Evelyn Frank has written about Etty in With Etty Hillesum: in the pursuit of happiness, an unexpected path. Finally, there is  a short piece by Robert Ellsburg.

For the writings of Edith Stein, please go here.