Event details

Jul 24 – Aug 18, 2019

An award-winning play, presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.
Written and Directed by David Schechter. Developed in collaboration with Lori Wilner. Based upon the diaries and poems of Hannah Senesh, translated from the Hungarian by Marta Cohn and Peter Hay.
Music composed and arranged by Steven Lutvak.

On the eve of the Holocaust, many left Europe for Palestine to save themselves.
Very few went back to save others.

This one-woman show tells the true story of Hannah Senesh, the heroic young Jewish woman who escaped from Axis-allied Hungary in 1939 to the safety of British Mandate Palestine. There she joined Haganah and then bravely volunteered for a daring Special Operations mission to parachute back into Europe to save Jews from the approaching Holocaust. Hannah’s story and indomitable spirit, along with the moving diary and poetry that she left behind, serve as an enduring inspiration to people everywhere standing up to the powers of hatred and oppression.

In English
Tickets: Previews starts at $39 | Performances start at $49

Presented by

  • National Yiddish Theatre Folksbien at the Museum of Jewish Heritage