‘I shall try to help you O my God not to be extinguished in me. Yes, God. There doesn’t seem to be much you can do about our circumstances, our lives. You cannot help us. But we must help you and defend your dwelling place in our hearts until the last. In this we will help ourselves.’
From ‘An Interrupted Life’ by Etty Hillesum 1914 to 1943 who died in Auschwitz.