Senesh gravestone moved to Israel


The gravestone of Hannah Senesh has been moved to Israel.

Israel’s defense ministry announced Sunday that the gravestone, erected in a Budapest cemetery, had been moved next to her former home on Kibbutz Sdot Yam. A ceremony there on Nov. 7 marked the 63rd anniversary of her death.

Senesh joined the Haganah after immigrating to Palestine in 1939. She parachuted behind Nazi enemy lines to help rescue Jews from her native Hungary. She was caught and executed in Budapest at the age of 23.

Originally Senesh was buried in an unmarked grave in Budapest that was discovered by her mother after the fall of the Nazi regime. Her remains were moved to Israel’s Mount Herzl cemetery in 1950.

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