Stein, Edith (1891-1942): papers regarding last will and testament

Scope and Content

Papers of Edith Stein, 1999, comprise correspondence between Suzanne Batzdorff and Ian Montrose, with extracts relating to an aspect of the will of Edith Stein.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edith Stein was born in October 12, 1891 and was a German philosopher, a Carmelite nun, martyr, and saint of the Catholic Church, who died at Auschwitz. In 1922, she converted to Christianity from Judaism, was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church and was received into the Discalced Carmelite Order in 1934. She was canonized as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (her Carmelite monastic name) by Pope John Paul II in 1998; however, she is still often referred to, and churches named for her as, Saint Edith Stein. Stein died August 9, 1942.

The depositor is her niece.


Arranged in original order.

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Acquisition Information

Deposited by Suzanne Batzdorf.

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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