Hannah Szenes was only 23 years old when she was executed before a firing squad in Nazi-occupied Budapest. She was attempting to rescue Jews who were about to be deported to Auschwitz. In her short life, she became a poet, farmer, and paratrooper. 

 

Book: Hannah Szenesh, Her Life and Diary, Translated Marta Cohn (Jewish LightsPublishing, 2007).

Music:

“Eli Eli” [My God, My God] performed by Ofra Haza

“Zog nit kaynmol” performed by Chava Albertstein

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