Hannah Senesh

Author(s): David Schechter
Hannah Senesh is a one-woman piece with music that recounts the true story of this heroic Hungarian-Jewish girl. Hannah Senesh was a young Jew, an ardent Zionist, who left her native Hungary on the eve of World War II and settled in Palestine. She parachuted several years later, with 31 other Palestinians, into Yugoslavia, tried to enter Hungary to help Jews escape the Nazis, was caught by the Germans, and executed at the age of 22. Despite terrible torture, she refused to betray others. Her death and her life have served as inspiration for later generations.
Format: Solo drama
Cast Size:1F

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Writers Theater, New York, 1984.
Original Source Material: Based on the diaries and poems of Hannah Senesh.
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

The author is represented by Judy Boals Management, NYC.

Experience(s) Chronicled: Resistance

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