On the eve of the Holocaust, many left Europe for Palestine to save themselves. Very few went back to save others.
This one-woman show tells the true story of Hannah Senesh, the heroic young Jewish woman who escaped from Axis-allied Hungary in 1939 to the safety of British Mandate Palestine. There she joined Haganah and then bravely volunteered for a daring Special Operations mission to parachute back into Europe to save Jews from the Holocaust. Hannah’s story and indomitable spirit, along with the moving diary and poetry that she left behind, serve as an enduring inspiration to people everywhere standing up to the powers of hatred and oppression.
Directed and Adapted by
From his original play “ Hannah Senesh (a play with music and song) ”
Based upon the diaries and poems of
Translated from Hungarian by
Marta Cohn and Peter Hay
Developed in collaboration with and originally performed by
Music composed and arranged by
“One, Two, Three” composed by
“Eli, Eli” composed by
“Soon” adapted and composed by
Hannah Senesh: Youth Edition is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.