Fire in My Heart: Hannah Senesh
Featuring classical music, poetry and diary readings, this theatrical event honors Israel’s most important World War II hero, poet Hannah Senesh (1921–1944). Senesh, a Hungarian Jew who immigrated to the Land of Israel in 1939, joined the British Army in 1943 to help the Allied efforts and rescue Jews from Nazi-occupied Hungary. After parachuting into Yugoslavia, Senesh eventually crossed into her native Hungary, was imprisoned and executed by a firing squad.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place
For directions, visit www.mjhnyc.org or call (646) 437-4200.