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“Etty” Comes to Rapaporte Treasure Hall on Thursday, November 15

November 13th, 2012

Melissa-Leigh Gore

Etty Hillesum“Etty,” created and performed by actor and playwright Susan Stein, is a dramatic production based on the letters of Etty Hillesum. Hillesum was a young Jewish woman who lived under Nazi occupation in Amsterdam, and “Etty” is based on the two-year period prior to her death in 1943.

The play will be performed in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall at 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 15. It is free and open to the will public and is sponsored by the departments of Near Eastern and Judaic studies, philosophy and theater arts, as well as the programs in peace and conflict studies, coexistence and conflict, international sustainable development and the Institute for the Study of European Jewry.

Following the performance, a panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Andreas Teuber of the Department of Philosophy and will feature Stein as well as Holocaust historian Antony Polonsky (NEJS), Professor Dawn Skorczewski, Director of University Writing, and Palle Yourgrau, Professor of Philosophy.

More information is available at BrandeisNOW.

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