Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The handwritten will of a Scottish woman who died in Auschwitz after refusing to abandon Jewish girls in her care at a missionary school in Budapest has been discovered in church archives.
Jane Haining is the only Scot named as “righteous among the nations” – non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis – by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial.
The box also held about 70 photographs of Haining with her young charges, and documents revealing efforts to secure her release from the Nazi death camp. The material is to be handed over to the National Library of Scotland.