|Poster with Edith Stein. I took the photo in her cell in St. Placidus guest house.|
Note the mirror image showing a photo gallery and the entrance door.
|Stained-glass window in the choir ambulatory of the Freiburger Münster. |
Note in the back the Carmel mountains, in front the cross, the seven-branched candelabrum
and the evergreen Mediterranean cypress as a symbol of eternal life.
|Here on Goethestraße 63 Edith Stein lived as Husserl's assistant from 1916 to 1917|
in about 200 meters distance from the professor's house on Lorettostraße 40.
Edith, being a woman, had tried in vain to become a full professor during her years with Husserl. Now in 1918 she gave up her assistantship with him to teach at the Dominican nuns' school in Speyer still continuing her philosophical studies trying to conciliate Husserl's phenomenology with Thomism.
|Altarpiece in the cathedral of Speyer naming Edith Stein |
a Jew, an atheist, a Christian, a Carmelite, and a martyr.
I took the photo in August 2011 when visiting the exhibition:
|Commemorative plate at the entrance to St. Placidus guest house at Günterstal|
|Edith Stein's desk in her cell at the St. Placidus guest house.|
Following her arrest in a Dutch Carmel on October 2nd, 1942, a Gestapo henchman asked her about her confession. She answered Catholic, but he retorted: You are just a Jew. When five days later a train took her to her final destiny Edith subsequently confessed: I shall die for my people.
|Commemorative stone in Freiburg's university church.|