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Jane Haining was born on the 6th of June 1897, in Scotland. She was the fifth child of Thomas Haining and his wife Mathison as a farmers daughter. Jane Haining was a Church of Scotland missionary, she looked after 50 of the school's 400 students and most of them were Jewish and many were Orphans. She worked in Bupapest Hungary.
Jane Haining sacrificed her life by refusing to leave Jewish orphans in her care is during the Holocaust.
Miss Haining was ordered to sew yellow Stars of David on the clothes of the orphan girls. A month later she was arrested for "offences" that included spying, working with Jews and listening to the BBC. She admitted all the charges, except those of political activity. She was detained at Fő utca prison in Buda, and then moved to a holding camp in Kistarcsa. She was sent to
in May 1944, where she was tattooed as prisoner 79467. She sent a last postcard on 15 July 1944, and died "in hospital" at Auschwitz on 17 July 1944, of "cachexia following intestinal catarrh", although it is thought that she may have died in the gas chambers.
Miss Haining, like any other individual who were brave enough to help the Jews during the Holocaust, put all the punishment she would have received like being killed in the concentration camps and risked her life for the sake of the Jewish children. She stated,
"If these children need me in the days of sunshine, how much more do they need me in the days of darkness?"
She was arrested by the Nazis in 1944 and she died in the concentration camp at
later that year.
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