Every shirt printed with the story of the cause, on the inside
by your heart, so you carry it with you and represent it
with pride wherever you go!
Hanna Senesh, a Jewish heroine who fought the Nazi’s behind enemy lines, going further then most men ever went!
Read her story below and get this unique shirt and design as a gift for yourself or any special person in your life! Makes for one great Bat-Mitzvah present!!
Hanna Senesh was born in Hungary in the year 1921 and made aliyah to Israel age 17 in 1939, shortly before the outbreak of World War II.
As Hitler started closing in on the Hungarian Jews, her dream of building the new Jewish land gave place in her soul to something more insistent – a need to go back to Budapest and save the poor Jews there. News came to her that the British were training Jewish parachutists in Cairo to rescue the Jews of Hungary and the Balkans. Some of the parachutists would be dropped secretly near the Hungarian border, make their way into Hungary, and function as British underground for the rescue of Jews.
Taking the code name “Hagar” for her mission, she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. She did her training in Cairo, and was impatient to get on with her mission. She wrote in her diary at that time:
“…I often ask myself, how can I leave the country (Israel) and our freedom? I must drink in as much fresh air as possible so that I may be able to breathe in the stifling “galut” atmosphere, and spread the air among those who have not had a whiff of liberty for so long…”
Hanna and two prisoners were parachuted out of a British plane to a landing in Yugoslavia among the partisans. Hannah successfully crossed the border despite a German campaign to deport all Jews from Hungary, only to be denounced the following day by an informer and taken to a Gestapo prison in Budapest. After four months of imprisonment without official sentencing, Hannah was executed by a firing squad. Her final days were reported by fellow prisoners and parachutists who survived, and by her mother who shared the same prison for a time and was occasionally allowed to meet with her. The following lines were found in Hanna’s death cell after her execution:
“Life is a fleeting question mark. One – two – three… maybe another week. Or the next month may still find me here, But death, I feel is very near. I could have been 23 next July. I gambled on what mattered most, the dice were cast. I lost.”
Eyewitnesses report that she defended her actions fervently to her captors, denounced Hungarians who had succumbed to Nazism, and refused to seek the mercy of her judges.
Her great spirit is articulated in her poems:
“One needs to believe in something for which one has whole hearted enthusiasm” and “Fortunate is the match consumed in kindling flame…”Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame. Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart. Blessed is the heart with strength to stop its beating for honor’s sake.”
Hannah Senesh: Pink Parachutes
Carry the story of Hannah Sennesh with this unique Pink Parachute T-shirt - honoring one of the most legendary woman in modern Jewish history!