On the eve of the Holocaust, many left Europe for Palestine to save themselves. Very few went back to save others.
An award-winning play.
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.
Written and Directed by
Developed in collaboration with
Based upon the diaries and poems of
Translated from the Hungarian by
Marta Cohn and Peter Hay
Music composed and arranged by
“We wanted Hannah not as a martyr, not as a hero. We wanted her as our friend whom we loved and admired. We wanted her to grow old with us.”
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