Edith Stein

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Birthday
12, 1891
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 9, 1942 (50)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
12, 1891
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 9, 1942 (50)

About

Nun who died in the Auschwitz concentration camp and is thus regarded as a martyr and saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

Before Fame

She was born to a Jewish family but was baptized in 1922.

Trivia

She is one of the six patron saints of Europe.

Family Life

She was sent to the gas chambers with her sister.

Associated With

She was controversially canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1998.