The lyric poetry of the exiled Austrian-Jewish author Stella Rotenburg, who has received several awards for her work, is an expression of the great tragedy of the 20th century, the Shoah. Stella Rotenberg writes partly to preserve the memory of the victims and partly to come to terms with her own traumatic experiences. Born in 1915 in Vienna, Rotenberg was confronted with anti-Semitism from an early age. The Anschluss of 1938 meant the end of her life in Austria. In 1939 she managed to flee to the Netherlands and to Great Britain, where she lives today. In her poetry, which was written from 1940 onwards, the author made widespread use of biblical texts, themes and figures. This study is devoted to the biblical references in her work.In the introductory part of this study the inter-textual analytical method is presented, and a limited model chosen for this survey of selected biblical references. Further, the use of biblical references in German-language literature, particularly in the 20th Century, is explored. The second chapter examines the life and work of Stella Rotenberg. The third chapter employs the above-mentioned method to analyse two poems: ?Kain? (see Gen. 4: 1-16) and ?Laß mein Volk ziehen? (see Ex. 5: 1). The interpretation of the poems is based on a synopsis of the biblical text, the literary form of the reference, and the biography of the author.Stella Rotenberg?s biblical references are always overshadowed by the Shoah, and express her personal experience of suffering and loss. However she does not use biblical material only to express her own experiences. She also uses the Bible purposefully in her plea for peace, and for a universal right to life.