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Hannah Szenes : A Song of Light

By: Schur, Maxine Rose.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Philadelphia : JPS, 2010Description: 1 online resource (118 p.).ISBN: 9780827609907.Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary -- Juvenile literature | Jews -- Biography | Jews -- Palestine -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Senesh, Hannah, 1921-1944 -- Juvenile literature | Senesh, Hannah, 1921-1944 | Women -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Hungary -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hannah Szenes : A Song of LightDDC classification: 940.53/15/039240439 | 940.5315039240439 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Acknowledgments; Prologue; One; Two ; Three; Four; Five; Six; Seven; Eight; Nine; Ten; Eleven; Twelve ; Thirteen; Fourteen; Epilogue; Back Cover
Summary: Hannah Szenes grew up in a loving home filled with books, plays, and music. Unfortunately, the rise of the Nazis in her native Hungary forced Hannah to immigrate to Palestine, where she became an ardent Zionist pioneer. Haunted by the murder of the Jews by Hitler, she risked her own life to become a resistance fighter, vowing to save as many Jewish lives as possible. This is the true, tragic story of a young girl who gave her life in the struggle to save the doomed Jews of Europe.
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Acknowledgments; Prologue; One; Two ; Three; Four; Five; Six; Seven; Eight; Nine; Ten; Eleven; Twelve ; Thirteen; Fourteen; Epilogue; Back Cover

Hannah Szenes grew up in a loving home filled with books, plays, and music. Unfortunately, the rise of the Nazis in her native Hungary forced Hannah to immigrate to Palestine, where she became an ardent Zionist pioneer. Haunted by the murder of the Jews by Hitler, she risked her own life to become a resistance fighter, vowing to save as many Jewish lives as possible. This is the true, tragic story of a young girl who gave her life in the struggle to save the doomed Jews of Europe.

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Gr 5-8 This brief biography of Hannah Szenes (Senesh) covers her early years in Hungary, her schooling, her growing interest in Zionism as a teenager, and her immigration to Palestine in 1939. As the war in Europe escalated, Szenes returned to Hungary on a mission to aid the resistance fighters, where she was arrested and executed in 1944 at age 23. Schur's biography, in contrast to Linda Atkinson's In Kindling Flame: the Story of Hannah Senesh 1921-1944 (Lothrop, 1985), is written in an informal style which emphasizes the adventurous aspects of her life. Atkinson carefully documents the prevailing social situation in Hungary and the rise of anti-Semitism, integrating this material with the details of Senesh's life. The photographs in Atkinson's work are far superior to the undistinguished pencil drawings in Schur's biography. Both biographies utilize quotations from the young woman's poetry effectively to reveal her unconquerable spirit and determination despite overwhelming odds. Atkinson's work is the best account for the junior high level as it is more interesting and intellectually demanding. Schur's work would be useful for libraries needing a biography on Hannah Szenes which is easy to read and written for a slightly younger audience than Atkinson's book. Lorraine Douglas, Winnipeg Public Library, Manitoba, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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