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[ ‫]חנה סנש‬
1921-1944
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1921-1939 1940-1944 Slide No. 2


Born in Hungary

Joined Haganah, a
Jewish paramilitary group

Attended a 
Was trained as a
Protestant girl's paratrooper in Egypt
school 
Parachuted into

Became a Zionist Yugoslavia and joined a
and joined partisan camp

Arrested at border into
Maccabea Hungary

Graduated in 
Was tortured and then
1939 and moved executed for treason on
to Palestine November 7th, 1944
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Jewish Parachutists


Jewish men and
women parachuted
into German-
occupied Europe

Thirty-two
parachuted into
Europe

Most selected had
intimate knowledge
of the countries to
which they would be
sent
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Legacy...

Her diary and
other writings
have been
published

Her most popular
poems have been
set to music

After the Cold War
a Hungarian court
officially
exonerated her
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Slide No. 5

"A Walk to Caesarea"


My God, My God, I pray that these
things never end,
The sand and the sea,
The rustle of the waters,
Lightning of the Heavens,
The prayer of Man.
‫ שלא יגמר לעולם‬,‫ אלי‬,‫אלי‬
‫החול והים‬
‫רישרוש של המים‬
‫ברק השמים‬
‫תפילת האדם‬
The voice called, and I went.
I went, because the voice called.