Hannah Szenes: Poet-Martyr of the Resistance (This Week In Jewish History)

Hannah Szenes on her arrival in Israel (1939).  Source: Wikimedia Commons
Hannah Szenes on her arrival in Israel (1939). Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

Hannah Szenes was a young Hungarian Jewish woman who joined the resistance in 1943, parachuting into Nazi-occupied territories with British support. She was captured and tortured, but did not divulge secret information on her colleagues. Her poetry, including the classic “Blessed is the Match,” survive and add to her legacy.

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