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“Once a stray cat came in during the night. We put a hatbox for it on the WC, and it had kittens inside. I sometimes feel like a stray cat without a hatbox.”

Letter to Maria Tuinzing, Westerbork, August 11, 1943, in Etty: The Letters and Diaries of Etty Hillesum, 1941–1943 (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Oct 1, 2002), 636.
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