Welcome to the EHOC website, the Etty Hillesum Research Centre of Ghent University

In 2006 an independent research centre was founded at the Ugent to study and promote Etty Hillesum's life and writings. The Letters and Diaries 1941-1943 were written during WWII, in the Netherlands. These valuable manuscripts have received global attention ever since they were published and presented to the wider public. The Etty Hillesum Research Centre stimulates participation of researchers in a variety of academic fields. It serves research within Ghent University, as well as on an international level.

Etty Hillesum CONGRES in gHent 13-15 january 2014


On the 15th of January 2014, it will be hundred years ago that Etty Hillesum was born in Middelburg, the Netherlands.  The Etty Hillesum Research Centre (EHOC) of Ghent University will commemorate this anniversary with an international congress.

The conference will start on Monday morning  13 January 2014 and will end on Wednesday 15 January. We will gather in Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, Ghent.


We kindly invite you to participate in this event and reserve the date.

Colleagues who would like to present a paper, are kindly asked to contact us as soon as possible. There are only a few places for speakers left.

The program with additional information can be found on http://www.ehoc.ugent.be/Congress2014 (column at the left side)

NEW complete EDITIon of etty hillesum's diaries and letters in dutch

A completely revised and enlarged edition of the the original Dutch, German and Russian text of the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum has just appeared under a new title: Etty Hillesum, Het Werk. For readers who understand Dutch, this will be good news. For those who do not, we are happy to announce that the Etty Hillesum Research Centre of the Ghent University started this summer preparations for a bilingual edition: Dutch-English. We keep you informed about the progress of this new initiative of our centre.



                For the international Etty Hillesum congress in November

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                 Pour le Congrès international Etty Hillesum en novembre

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