She was matron of a school in Budapest for Jewish orphans. When Nazis started persecuting Jews, many fled for refuge to Hungary. At great personal risk, she provided sanctuary for many. The Nazis captured her, giving her the option of going home.
Jane refused to abandon the orphans in her care, and was sent to Auschwitz. Known as “the Scottish Schindler”, Jane Haining has been honoured by the Hungarian, British and Israeli Governments.
Scottish Hero Presentation
SUITABILITY : P6 - S2
Who is Jesus?
Why do Christians do what they do?
Doing what is right is not always easy
Jane’s background and upbringing in Dunscore; people, language & culture of Hungary; What is Judaism? – common aspects with Christianity & differences; anti-Semitism and the Holocaust; Jane’s influence and impact – honoured in Israel, Hungary and UK