On Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will present “Etty,” is a touring one-woman play based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, a young woman in Amsterdam during the German Occupation in the early 1940s.

Adapted and performed live by Susan Stein, directed by Austin Pendleton and using only Hillesum’s words, Stein brings viewers to 1943 when Etty, a young Jewish woman, is about to be deported out of Holland. As she prepares for the three-day journey eastward, she digs deeper into her soul to understand this piece of history and root out any hatred or bitterness, believing that humanity is the best and only solution for survival.

Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling the library at 594-0310. The free presentation is part of a continuing series of literary, film and cultural offerings sponsored by the Rockland Public Library and Friends of the Rockland Public Library. Views expressed in public programs at the library do not necessarily reflect the views of the Rockland Public Library or its staff.