Edith Stein


Edith Stein was a Jewish philosopher who came from an observant Jewish-German middle class family who converted to Roman Catholicism a few years after the First World War, joined a Carmelite nunnery and died, with her sister also a convert to Catholicism and nun, in the gas chamber at Auschwitz. She was later proclaimed a saint by Pope John Paul II. Giron's play chronicles her life until her death at Auschwitz.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 4M/7F



For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka Staging Holocaust Resistance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 112–126.

Original or Prominent Production: Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., October 1969; Actors Co-op, Los Angeles, 1993.
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Original Language: English

Samuel French

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