Jewish parachutist Haviva Reik, before her emigration to Palestine. [LCID: 83754]

Haviva Reik before her emigration to Palestine

Haviva Reik before her emigration to Palestine. Banska Bystrica, Czechoslovakia, 1934.

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. Reik was one of these parachutists. She parachuted into Slovakia and was captured and killed in November 1944. 


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