An award-winning play, part of a National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene series curated to accompany the exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. 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.
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. For Tickets Visit: https://nytf.org/hannah-senesh/