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Hannah Szenes

Hannah Szenes on her first day in Palestine. Haifa, Palestine, September 19, 1939.

Between 1943 and 1945, a group of Jewish men and women from Palestine who had volunteered to join the British army parachuted into German-occupied Europe. Their mission was to organize resistance to the Germans and aid in the rescue of Allied personnel. Hannah Szenes was among these volunteers. 

Szenes was captured in German-occupied Hungary and executed in Budapest on November 7, 1944, at the age of 23. 


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Jewish parachutist Hannah Szenes on her first day in Palestine. [LCID: 83591]