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Hannah Senesh

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Hannah Senesh (Hebrew- חנה סנש‎) (July 17, 1921 – November 7, 1944) was a Hungarian Jew, one of 37 Jews living in Palestine who were trained by the British army to parachute into Yugoslavia during the Second World War in order to help save the Jews of Hungary, who were about to be deported to the German death camp at Auschwitz.

Senesh was arrested at the Hungarian border, imprisoned and tortured, but she refused to reveal details of her mission, and was eventually tried and executed by firing squad.

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