Hannah Senesh's gravestone moved to Israel after 63 years

November 25, 2007 17:37


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The gravestone of a young woman executed more than 60 years ago after being caught on a clandestine mission to save Hungarian Jews in the Holocaust has been moved to Israel, officials said Sunday. Hannah Senesh, a Hungarian Jew who parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe in 1944 to help rescue Jews, was honored on Nov. 7 as her gravestone was placed alongside her former home on a kibbutz farm next to the Mediterranean, the Defense Ministry said. The ceremony marked the 63rd anniversary of her death. Senesh left "a legacy whose essence is civil leadership, the relations between the individual and the collective and our role in this world," Minister Ami Ayalon told Haaretz. Ayalon's uncle sent Senesh on the mission to Hungary that led to her death, he said.

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