Edith Stein died in Auschwitz in1942. Her canonization as a Catholic saint stirred controversy amongst Jews and Catholics. If she was murdered because she was a Jew, how can she be a martyr of the Catholic Church? Stein converted to Catholicism at the age of 30 and became a Carmelite nun. Rather than hiding behind her conversion, she prepared herself to share the fate of her people. Stein was a philosopher and a feminist, concerned with women’s suffrage and rights starting as a university student.