Motion ref. S5M-01444
Jane Haining: A Scot Honoured for Giving Up Her Life to Help Jews in the Holocaust
Submitted by: Oliver Mundell, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Linda Fabiani, Murdo Fraser, Kenneth Gibson, Maurice Golden, Christine Grahame, Iain Gray, Jamie Greene, Alison Harris, Alex Johnstone, Bill Kidd, John Lamont, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Richard Lyle, John Mason, Joan McAlpine, Ivan McKee, Stuart McMillan, Douglas Ross, Liz Smith, Colin Smyth, Alexander Stewart, Annie Wells
That the Parliament recognises and praises the life of Jane Haining, a Dumfriesshire-born nurse who became the only Scot to be officially honoured for giving her life to help Jews in the Holocaust; notes that Jane died in Auschwitz in 1944 at the age of 47 as a Church of Scotland Christian missionary who refused to return home on orders from her superiors, and who was arrested for working among Jews, listening to the BBC and allegedly sending parcels to British prisoners of war, and further notes that newly-found documents have shed further light on her life and the sense of duty she felt for supporting and protecting Jewish people during this time.