Hanna Senesh [חנה סנש]


The true story of the Jewish girl the Allies sent to Nazi-occupied Hungary in an attempt to save the country’s Jewish population. Hannah Senesh was living in Israel on a kibbutz, but when the horror of the camps came to her attention, she joined the Resistance and became a paratrooper. She was sent to Hungary, where she was captured, tortured and interrogated in jail, until her identity was discovered. Her mother was also captured, in order to pressure Hanna to talk. Hannah stands trial, and in the end is sentenced to death.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 14M/3F



Text of the play can be found in Michael Taub, ed., Israeli Holocaust Drama, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996.
For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka Staging Holocaust Resistance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 155–164.

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Original Language: Hebrew
English Language Translator: Michael Taub
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Syracuse University Press

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