Hannah Szenes (Senesh) was a young Hungarian-born Jewish woman. She was one of 32 Jewish volunteer parachutists from Palestine that the British Army sent behind German lines for resistance and rescue efforts. On June 7, 1944, Szenes tried to infiltrate German-occupied Hungary. Authorities captured her as she was trying to cross the border into the country. They tortured her for several months, but she never betrayed her colleagues. Szenes was eventually convicted of treason and executed. She was 23 years old.
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