A memorial march will this week honour a Scots heroine who saved Jews from the Holocaust.
Jane Haining helped many young Hungarian women escape to Britain for five years before her death in 1944 and the annual March of the Living in Budapest will this year be dedicated to Jane’s memory.
The idea came from the British Ambassador, Ian Lindsay, who believes the inspirational Scot, from Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, should be celebrated.
Jane Haining left Scotland in 1932 to work at the Church of Scotland’s Jewish Mission School in Budapest.
She helped save many lives before being arrested by the Gestapo in 1944 for offences that included spying, working with Jews and listening to the BBC.
Just a few months later, aged 47, she became one of more than a million victims murdered at Auschwitz. The march, next Sunday, comes just weeks after the launch of a new biography.
Mary Miller, author of Jane Haining: A Life of Love and Courage, said: “She chose to put the love for colleagues, children and their families above her own safety.”
Mary has discovered her husband, Rev John Miller, is a distant relative of her book’s heroine.
Mary added: “It was an exciting find. Her reminds us that there is always something we can do.”
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