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Hannah Senesh

  • One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel that one's life has meaning, that one is needed in this world.

    • Hannah Senesh,
    • 1938, Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary ()
  • There are stars whose radiance is visible on earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the night is dark.

    • Hannah Senesh,
    • 1940, Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary ()
  • Blessed is the match consumed / in kindling flame.

    • Hannah Senesh,
    • "Blessed Is the Match" (1944), Hannah Senesh: Her Life & Diary ()
  • In my life's chain of events nothing was accidental. Everything happened according to an inner need.

    • Hannah Senesh,
    • 1943, Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary ()

Hannah Senesh, Hungarian hero, paratrooper, diarist

(1921 - 1944)

Hannah Szenes is generally anglicized to Hannah Senesh.