Fire in My Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh
On view through August 7, 2011

Among Israel's most important heroes is Hannah Senesh, who died by firing squad in 1944 at age 23. This first-ever exhibition tells how this Budapest-born poet, diarist, and author of the hymn Eli, Eli discovered her love for the Land of Israel, volunteered for a mission to rescue downed Allied fliers and Jews from Nazi-occupied Hungary, and became an enduring symbol of courage and determination.

See more web features for Fire in My Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh, including poetry, a timeline, and artifact exploration.

This exhibition is made possible by leadership gifts in loving memory of Anne Ratner from her children and grandchildren, and from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Additional support provided by the David Berg Foundation and The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, Inc.
We are grateful to the Senesh Family for making the exhibition possible by providing material from their collection. Travel generously sponsored by El Al Israel Airlines.

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