Fire in My Heart: Hannah Senesh

with chamber music by Jonathan Berger, Max Helfman, Matt van Brink, Meira Warshauer & David Zehari performed by the AGAM Ensemble
Date and Time: 
October 13, 2010 - 7:00PM
Event Location: 
Museum of Jewish Heritage Edmond J. Safra Plaza 36 Battery Place
Admission: 
$12, $10 students and seniors, $7 for Museum of Jewish Heritage Members and Poets House Members

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.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House, Cosponsored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations