SCOTLAND: Fresh light has been cast on the extraordinary and heartbreaking story of a Scottish missionary who gave her life to protect hundreds of Jewish schoolgirls during the Holocaust – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.18: Newly Discovered Documents Reveal Heroism of Scottish Missionary Who Died in Auschwitz

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A handwritten will and previously unpublished photographs give insight into the life of Jane Haining, who died at Auschwitz in 1944.

The 47-year-old refused to abandon Jewish girls in her care — many of whom were orphans — when she was a matron at the Jewish Mission School run by the Scottish Mission in Budapest, Hungary.

She protected 315 students at the school for four long years before finally being betrayed, which led to her arrest by the Gestapo.

Before her arrest, Haining had been urged to return to Scotland. But she refused, declaring “I shall continue to do my duty,” according to the documents.

If these children need me in days of sunshine, how much more do they need me in days of darkness.”

The new material, which will soon be handed over to the National Library of Scotland, was recently rediscovered in a box in the World Mission Council’s archive at the church offices in Edinburgh.

One document is an extract from a report delivered by Polish Bishop Laszlo Ravasz in 1945 — a year after Haining died at Auschwitz.

It explains that she had three times been ordered by her superiors to abandon the girls and return home.

According to the bishop — a member of the Reformed Church who also helped to save Jews — Haining always replied: “I shall continue to do my duty and stick to my post.”

Despite being under surveillance, Haining, a farmer’s daughter from Dunscore in Dumfriesshire, went to a market at 5 a.m. most days to buy food for the girls.

She also cut up her leather luggage to make soles for their worn-out shoes.

She was finally betrayed by the cook’s son-in-law, whom she caught eating scarce food intended for the girls.

Haining was arrested by two officers from the Nazi secret police and charged with eight offenses including “working among the Jews,” “weeping when seeing the girls wearing yellow stars,” “listening to news broadcasts on the BBC,” and “visiting British prisoners of war,” according to a post on the Church of Scotland’s Facebook page.

She was sent to Auschwitz in Nazi-controlled Poland — the same camp as some of her students — where she died of “cachexia (wasting of the body) following intestinal catarrh,” according to her death certificate.

The documents were discovered by chance in an attic at the archives in Edinburgh by researchers who were preparing for an exhibition in Budapest marking the 175th anniversary this weekend of the Church of Scotland Mission being founded there.

In a post on the Church of Scotland’s Facebook page, Reverend Ian Alexander, Secretary of the Church of Scotland World Mission Council, said: “The most poignant discovery is her last will and testament which says ‘to be opened in the event of my death’ and dated July, 1942.

She lays out what her legacies are to be and who is to receive her wireless, typewriter, fur coat and watches.

It is a wonderful document and tremendously exciting to have something that Jane Haining herself has written. It gives a sense she was fully aware of the risks she was taking.”

Alexander said Haining’s story was heartbreaking but also inspirational and gives an insight into her story of “heroism and personal sacrifice.”

Haining is the only Scot to be honored at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Israel. She also has a memorial at Dunscore Church and was awarded a Hero of the Holocaust medal by the UK government in 2010.

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Staffordshire Hoard Conservation Programme Completed – @AceHistoryNews

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A new post on the Staffordshire Hoard website has announced completion of the cleaning and conservation project.

With many tiny fragments emerging from the soil during this process, the total number of pieces is now about 4,000. Several pieces have been reconstructed from these fragments, with surprising results.

The research phase is continuing and a catalog, research reports and much more will be available online in 2018.

The Hoard website already has an excellent photo gallery of some of the key objects. Read the latest here (opens in a new tab or window). –

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SNIPPETS OF HISTORY: Remains of Korean War POW coming home to Cambridge after he was identified by DNA – The Boston Globe – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Aug.17: Remains of Korean War POW coming home to Cambridge
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The body of US Army Corporal Ronald M. Sparks was recently identified through DNA testing.

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SNIPPETS OF HISTORY: One of the last surviving Czech airmen to serve in the RAF during World War Two has incredibly taken to British skies in a Spitfire once again, decades after he last flew the iconic plane – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – July.22: World War Two hero flies Spitfire over Britain once again at the age of 93
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One of the last surviving Czech airmen to serve in the RAF during World War Two has incredibly taken to British skies in a Spitfire once again, decades after he last flew the iconic plane…..

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BRITAIN: Centuries old secrets of a Cornish castle steeped in Arthurian legend could be uncovered as a major archeological dig gets under way next week after 20-years has passed – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – July.17: Arthurian secrets to be uncovered as time team starts digging…

Centuries old secrets of a Cornish castle steeped in Arthurian legend could be uncovered as a major archeological dig gets under way next week.

Experts will be spending the next three weeks excavating an area around Tintagel Castle in the first major dig to take place for nearly 20 years.

Tintagel is one of Europe’ most important archeological sites and artifacts have been found which date back to the fifth and sixth century.

It is hoped that advance techniques being used for the project…..

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Operation Copperhead was a small military deception operation run by the British during the Second World War. Conceived by Dudley Clarke, it was intended to mislead German intelligence

#AceHistoryNews – June.25: The German high command expected Montgomery, one of the best-known Allied commanders, to play a key role in any cross-channel bridgehead.

Clarke and the other deception planners reasoned that a high-profile appearance outside England would suggest that an Allied invasion was not imminent
Montgomery in 1943General Bernard Montgomery (pictured) just before the 1944 invasion of Normandy.

An appropriate look-alike was found, M. E. Clifton James, who spent a short time with Montgomery to familiarise himself with the general’s mannerisms. On 26 May, James flew to Gibraltar and then to Algiers, making appearances where the Allies knew German intelligence agents would spot him, but the operation did not appear to have any significant impact on German plans. James later wrote a book about the operation, I Was Monty’s Double, which was adapted into a film, with James in the lead role……

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The Shocking Case of Sarah Trimmer School, Brentford. This sign adorns the street-side wall of 367 Brentford High Street, widely known as Mrs Trimmer’s School Room. Built in 1806, it is Grade… Source: Delinquent Developers | London Historians’ Blog

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