What we can do
Edith Stein: a woman who is born Jewish, dies as a Jew and will be sanctified by the Catholic Church. She became the favourite pupil of one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century and was denied an academic career. She was committed to women's rights and became a cloistered nun. Her life was always on the front line: from the university classrooms to the field hospitals of the First World War, from the passionate choice of conversion to the horror of Auschwitz. With the sensitivity of the artist and the touch of the writer, Lella Costa measures herself with Stein’s thought in an ideal long-distance dialogue between two women of good will.
(Translation by Denis Cova, Sophie M. Scholl Language High School, Trento - “School and Work Project”)