small town germany - Neuenburg am Rhein
A corner of the Liebfrauenkirche (Church of the Virgin Mary) in Neuenburg am Rhein, south west Germany.
The church is the sixth incarnation of a house of worship on this site. The first was built in the 13th century, and it and the next four succumbed to a succession of natural disasters and wars, the most recent of which was the destruction of the town by French artillery following the German invasion of France in 1940.
The picture is of Edith Stein, born into a Jewish family but who converted to Roman Catholicism. When she was barred by the Nazi regime on account of her Jewish origins from her profession as a teacher she became a nun, taking the name Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. She perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz on 9th August 1942, and was canonised on 11th October 1998.