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"I think of this as Anne Frank for grown-ups. Hillesum wrote a lot of it before she went to the concentration camp. How she carried on as she faced what was coming, how she chose to live, how she was able to find some kind of joy anyway—I love all this. She came at things very differently. She was just a young woman, but so wise, wise enough to say, 'If God does not help me to go on, then I shall have to help God.'"
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