Hannah Szenes

Hannah Szenes

A Jewish parachutist named Hannah Szenes was dropped by the British into Yugoslavia during World War 2 to help rescue Hungarian Jews about to be deported to Auschwitz. Arrested, imprisoned and tortured, she refused to reveal the details of her mission or her transmitter code. She was eventually executed.

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