One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel that one’s life has meaning, that one is needed in this world.
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|17th July, 1921
|7th November, 1944
|Army Officer, Playwright, Poet
Hannah Szenes was born in Budapest, Hungary. She was a Hungarian army officer, poet and playwright. She was a Special Operations Executive paratrooper. She was one of 37 Jewish parachutists of Mandate Palestine parachuted by the British Army into Yugoslavia during the Second World War to assist in the rescue of Hungarian Jews about to be deported to the German death camp at Auschwitz. She was a poet and playwright, writing both in Hungarian and Hebrew. The following are four of her better known poems. The best known of these is Halikha LeKesariya, commonly known as Eli, Eli.
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