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Jewish parachutist Hannah Szenes with her brother

Jewish parachutist Hannah Szenes with her brother, before leaving for a rescue mission. Palestine, March 1944.

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 with her brother, before leaving for a rescue mission. [LCID: 60133]