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Editor's Viewpoint: Derry woman's aunt showed immense bravery during war

Editor's Viewpoint

It may be 73 years since the end of the Second World War, but stories of amazing heroism still emerge which humble us all.

Today we carry one of them. Jane Haining, a schoolteacher from Scotland who stayed to protect Jewish children in Hungary after the outbreak of war, later died in Auschwitz concentration camp.

Now her niece, from Londonderry, has made an emotional pilgrimage to the camp to honour Jane - and also to ensure her life and death are remembered by schoolchildren today.

She is understandably proud of her aunt who showed courage and humanity, which was in stark contrast to the evil regime that took her life.

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