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Last meeting of Hannah Senesh and her brother Gyuri (Giora), Tel Aviv, Palestine, on February 2, 1944.

Eli, Eli recording courtesy of Roberta Grossman.

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Walking to Caesarea (Eli, Eli), written by Hannah Senesh.

Poetry in Motion
Walking to Caesarea (Eli, Eli), written by Hannah Senesh; translated from the Hebrew by Lou Levine

Happy is the Match, written by Hannah Senesh; translated from the Hebrew by Lou Levine Mother; translated from the Hungarian by Peter Hay

Hanukkah; translated from the Hungarian by George (Gyorgy) Greskovitz and Lou Levine

Farewell; translated from the Hungarian by Peter Hay

Timeline
Hannah and Gyuri, 1923

Hannah’s first diary notebook, begun in 1934

Hannah’s class at Baar Madas Calvinist High School, 1936

Hannah’s diary where she claims, “From today, I will write only in my diary in Hebrew.” June 18, 1939

Hannah, Budapest, Hungary, 1939

Operational map, National Archives UK

Hannah, Nahalal, Palestine, 1940

Operational map, National Archives UK

Hannah’s poultry-farming class notebook, Nahalal, Palestine, c. 1940

Hannah and tent mates, Nahalal, Palestine, 1941

Hannah on beach, 19XX

Training the parachutists in the fields of Kibbutz Kfar Hahoresh, Palestine, 1943

Last meeting of Hannah Senesh and her brother Gyuri (Giora), Tel Aviv, Palestine, on February 2, 1944.

Hannah in Yugoslavia, March 1944

Operational map showing Budapest as the destination of Mickey (Joel Nussbacher) and Minnie (Hannah Senesh), National Archives UK

Margit Prison, Budapest, Hungary, courtesy of Roberta Grossman

The cover of Dvar Hapo’elet, August 20, 1945. The magazine cover has Hannah’s name outlined in a black box indicating mourning, and features four of her poems, including an early draft of “Walking to Caesarea” (Eli, Eli),

Hannah’s grave in Mt. Herzl Cemetery, photo by Sharon Gershoni

Hannah's Legacy
Letter to relatives in Hungary; translated from the Hungarian by George (Gyorgy) Greskovitz and Lou Levine

Film and Eli, Eli recording courtesy of Roberta Grossman

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Hannah Senesh, Budapest, Hungary, c. 1937.

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Photo: Hannah Senesh's Passport.

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Photo: Hannah Senesh, Nahalal, Palestine, 1940.

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