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

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1542
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Stein, Edith (1891-1942): papers regarding last will and testament
Date(s): 1999
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Batzdorff | Suzanne | fl 1999


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.


Scope and content/abstract:

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.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and German

System of arrangement:

Arranged in original order.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Suzanne Batzdorf.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
March 2008

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