Graduate Theological Union
The Life and Times of Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross: An Archival Exhibit (October 1, 2013 to January 30, 2014).
The GTU library presents The Life and Times of Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross: An Archival Exhibit in the library from October 1, 2013 to January 30, 2014.
Edith Stein (October 12, 1891-August 9, 1942) was a German Jewish philosopher who became a convert to the Roman Catholic Church. When she could no longer teach in Germany as a Jew, she was accepted into a Discalced Carmelite convent in Cologne in 1933. She was arrested with other Jewish converts to Catholicism in the Netherlands by the Gestapo and executed at Auschwitz in 1942. She was canonized in 1998. Materials for the exhibition are from an archival collection donated to the GTU library by Susanne Batzdorff, a niece of Edith Stein. The photo at right is Rosa Stein and Edith Stein at Echt, 1939.
A ceremony to formally thank Susanne M. Batzdorff for the donation of the collection will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2013, on the main floor of the library. Speakers will include Susanne M. Batzdorff, Eloise Rosenblatt, Thomas Devereaux, remarks from John Sullivan, Emily Leah Silverman, Justin Gable and Louis Weil. Acting President Riess Potterveld will welcome visitors and Dean Arthur G. Holder will be the master of ceremonies. All students, faculty, staff and friends of the GTU community are invited to the dedication ceremony.
The finding aid for the collection is located on Online Archive of California.
Support for the exhibition is from a generous donation by Eloise Rosenblatt and a grant from the American Theological Library Association.