Hannah Szenes

Hannah Szenes, Budapest, July 17, 1939http://info.palmach.org.il/show_item.asp?levelId=38530&itemId=6347&itemType=0&obj=154217&picI=1 Hannah Szenes (often anglicized as Hannah Senesh or Chanah Senesh; ; ; July 17, 1921November 7, 1944) was a poet and Special Operations Executive (SOE) paratrooper. She was one of 37 Jewish parachutists of Mandate Palestine parachuted by the British Army into Yugoslavia during the Second World War to assist in the rescue of Hungarian Jews about to be deported to the German death camp at Auschwitz.

Szenes was arrested at the Hungarian border, then imprisoned and tortured, but refused to reveal details of her mission. She was eventually tried and executed by firing squad. She is regarded as a national heroine in Israel, where her poetry is widely known and the headquarters of the Zionist youth movements ''Israel Hatzeira'', a kibbutz and several streets are named after her. Provided by Wikipedia
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