Holocaust Heroine Saved Jewish Girls in Hungary

(Israel Hayom) Jane Haining, who cared for hundreds of Jewish girls at the Scottish Mission School in Budapest during World War II, died at Auschwitz after the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944. Author Mary Miller tells her story in the new book Jane Haining - A Life of Love and Courage. In 1932, she moved to Hungary to work as a matron at the school, which educated Christian and Jewish children together. As anti-Semitism intensified, the Scottish Mission, which oversaw the school, organized courses in practical subjects to help Jews emigrate and get jobs abroad. Haining helped women secure work as domestic servants in Britain under the program. Following the outbreak of war in 1939, Haining refused her employers' orders to return to Britain. By then, most of the school's 400 pupils were Jewish, and many were orphans. From 1943, the Mission helped many people escape transportation to Nazi death camps, hiding them in cellars or getting them to safe houses. Yad Vashem honored Haining as a Righteous Among the Nations in 1997.

2019-04-05 00:00:00

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