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Award call for ‘Scots Schindler’

A campaign has been launched to award a posthumous honour to a Presbyterian missionary who died after refusing to abandon Jewish children in her care.

Jane Haining opted to stay at a school in Budapest, Hungary, after German forces invaded in March 1944.

The Dumfries woman, dubbed by some as “Scotland’s Schindler”, was arrested and died that August in Auschwitz.

The Holocaust Educational Trust wants the honours system changed to recognise Miss Haining and others like her.

Full story at BBC Scotland.

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