Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary

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Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004 - Počet stran: 315

Hero - Martyr - Poet
The inspiring story of a remarkable life cut short.

"I don't think Hannah wanted to die for the sake of having her memory exalted in history or to prove herself equal to a romantic image she conceived for herself. Her purpose wasn't to die. She died for her life's purpose."
--U.S. Senator John McCain, in Why Courage Matters

Hannah Senesh, poet and Israel's national heroine, has come to be seen as a symbol of Jewish heroism. Safe in Palestine during World War II, she volunteered for a mission to help rescue fellow Jews in her native Hungary. She was captured by the Nazis, endured imprisonment and torture, and was finally executed at the age of twenty-three.

Like Anne Frank, she kept a diary from the time she was thirteen. This new edition brings together not only the widely read and cherished diary, but many of Hannah's poems and letters, memoirs written by Hannah's mother, accounts by parachutists who accompanied Hannah on her fateful mission, and insightful material not previously published in English.

Described by a fellow parachutist as a "spiritual girl guided almost by mysticism," Hannah's life has something of value to teach everyone. Now the subject of a feature-length documentary, Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh, Hannah's words and actions will inspire people from each generation to follow their own inner voices, just as she followed hers.

 

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This very moving book contains the diary, letters, and selected poems of one of the State of Israel’s heroes. Eight people add eight views about Hannah, her upbringing outside of Palestine, her strong ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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beautifully and maturely written diary by hannah. her mother also wrote so well in telling of her heartbreaking experiences of losing her precocious daughter. Hannah was self-aware beyond her years. Přečíst celou recenzi

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Hannah Senesh, poet and Israels national heroine, has come to be seen as a symbol of Jewish heroism. Safe in Palestine during World War II, she volunteered for a mission to help rescue fellow Jews in her native Hungary. There, she was captured by the Nazis, endured imprisonment and torture and was finally executed at the age of 23.

Poet and novelist Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 31, 1936. She received a B. A. from the University of Michigan and an M. A. from Northwestern. She is involved in the Jewish renewal and political work and was part of the civil rights movement. She won the Arthur C. Clarke award. Besides writing her own novles and collections of poetry, she has collaborated with her husband Ira Wood on a play, The Last White Class, and a novel, Storm Tide. In 1997, they founded a small literary publishing company called the Leapfrog Press. She currently lives in Cape Cod.

Eitan Senesh is Hannah Senesh's nephew and chairman of The Hannah Senesh Legacy Foundation, whose aim is to perpetuate the memory of Hannah Senesh and her comrades.

Roberta Grossman , director of Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh , is a producer at Katahdin Productions, a nonprofit documentary company based in Berkeley and Los Angeles, California. For more information or to purchase Blessed Is the Match visit: www.blessedisthematch.com.

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