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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.