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Nicola Mendelsohn
Nicola Mendelsohn • 2 years ago

Hannah Senesh “I could have been 23 next July I gambled on what mattered most, the dice were cast. I lost.”

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Hannah Szenes (often anglicized as Hannah Senesh or Chana Senesh - July 17, 1921 - November 7, 1944) was one of 37 Jews from Mandatory Palestine parachuted by the British Army into Yugoslavia during the Second World War to assist in the rescue of Hungarian Jews about to be deported to the German death camp at Auschwitz. Szenes was arrested at the Hungarian border, then imprisoned and tortured, but refused to reveal details of her mission. She was eventually tried and executed by firing squad.

Hannah Szenes (often anglicized as Hannah Senesh or Chana Senesh; July 17, 1921 – November 7, 1944) was one of 37 Jews from Mandatory Palestine parachuted by the British Army into Yugoslavia during the Second World War to assist in the rescue of Hungarian Jews about to be deported to the German death camp at Auschwitz.

Jews being arrested in the throws of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.

A group of Hungarian Jews rescued from deportation by Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. Budapest, Hungary, November 1944.

A synagogue aflame, Kristallnacht. The Night of Broken Glass, 9–10 November 1938. Led by Nazi stormtroopers and carried out by German civilians, at least 91 Jews were murdered, 30,000 Jews were rounded up to concentration camps. 1,000 ancient synagogues were burned to the ground and 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed. It marked the beginning of The Shoah. Hitler was inspired by Christian theologian Martin Luther's views on Jews.

In 1943, Hungarian Hannah Szenes joined the British Army and volunteered to be parachuted into Europe. The purpose of this operation was to help the Allied efforts in Europe and establish contact with partisan resistance fighters in an attempt to aid beleaguered Jewish communities.

Charles Coward, Freemason and "Count of Auschwitz" who snuck into the concentration camp for a night and ended up saving hundreds of Jews. Righteous Among the Nations.

Whatever Your Job British poster from WW2

A British WAAF member on a 1942 cover of Everywoman magazine. #WW2 #vintage #propaganda #magazine #1940s