Hannah Szenes

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Hannah Szenes

Post by voronochka262 » 03 Mar 2017 15:44

Why was Hannah Szenes executed by firing squad, when she was not part of the military?

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Re: Hannah Szenes

Post by Wordsworth » 03 Mar 2017 16:29

She did join the British military as part of their women's auxilliary. Maybe that was sufficient for a firing squad?

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Re: Hannah Szenes

Post by Sejanus » 03 Mar 2017 21:21

voronochka262 wrote:Why was Hannah Szenes executed by firing squad, when she was not part of the military?
Szenes was a part of the military. She was a member of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), and was caught during a mission after she had parachuted in. She was also a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force which may have been a cover for her real work with SOE. But a member of the military or not, she was caught as a spy and unfortunately for her, treated as such.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Szenes

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Re: Hannah Szenes

Post by voronochka262 » 03 Mar 2017 23:02

Oh, that's right. For some reason, I got stuck in the mindset of German military .

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Re: Hannah Szenes

Post by Sejanus » 04 Mar 2017 01:42

No worries. Szenes is an interesting subject.

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Re: Hannah Szenes

Post by BarKokhba » 04 Mar 2017 01:56

Hannah Szenes, better known in Israel as Chana Senesh, was a celebrated poet in British occupied Palestine. She volunteered to parachute into nazi occupued Hungary, her home country. She was caught, tortured and executed. She is considered a hero to the Jewish people to this day.

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