Death in Auschwitz of Edith Stein, a Jewish Convert to Catholicism

Edith Stein dies in Auschwitz at the age of 50. She and her sister were Jewish converts to Catholicism who had moved to the Netherlands to escape Nazi persecution back home in Germany.

Edith not only converted to Catholicism, but in 1933 she also entered the Discalced Carmelite monastery St. Maria vom Frieden (Our Lady of Peace) in Cologne. None of this, however, protected her.

Edith Stein has attempted to draw greater church attention to the persecution of Jews, even including writing directly to Pope Pius XI, but without any apparent success.

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Edith Stein: Convert, Carmelite, Martyr

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