Herbstrith, Waltraud. Translated by Bernard Benowitz OCSO. The story of the Jewish philosopher who converted to Catholicism, became a Carmelite nun and died in Auschwitz. 207pp PBK
This is the powerful and moving story of the remarkable Jewish woman who converted to Catholicism, gained fame as a great philosopher in Germany, became a Carmelite nun, and was put to death in a Nazi concentration camp. Recently beatified by Pope John Paul II, Edith Stein was a courageous, intelligent and holy woman who speaks powerfully to us even today.