Adapted by Hattie Naylor, with Fiona Shaw as the voice of Edith Stein.
Edith Stein was born into a German Jewish family.
A precociously intelligent child, she became a brilliant philosopher, working alongside Edmund Husserl, the father of phenomenology.
By 1933, the year that Hitler came to power, she had converted to Catholicism and decided to become a cloistered Carmelite nun.
Nine years later she was taken from the convent by the Nazis and killed at Auschwitz.
In 1998 she was declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
Fiona Shaw looks back on the life and work of a most remarkable woman.