Hannah Szenes

1921 - 1944

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Hannah Szenes (often anglicized as Hannah Senesh or Chanah Senesh; Hebrew: חנה סנש‎; Hungarian: Szenes Anna; July 17, 1921 – November 7, 1944) was a poet and a Special Operations Executive (SOE) member. She was one of 37 Jewish SOE recruits from Mandate Palestine parachuted by the British into Yugoslavia during the Second World War to assist anti-Nazi forces and ultimately in the rescue of Hungarian Jews about to be deported to the German death camp at Auschwitz.Szenes was arrested at the Hungarian border, then imprisoned and tortured, but refused to reveal details of her mission. She was eventually tried and executed by firing squad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hannah Szenes has received more than 322,224 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Hannah Szenes is the 1,609th most popular writer (up from 1,693rd in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from Hungary (up from 174th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Hungarian Writer.

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Among writers, Hannah Szenes ranks 1,609 out of 5,794Before her are Pierre Plantard, Ida Laura Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Bishop, Ken Wilber, Bhāsa, and Paul Gerhardt. After her are Notker the Stammerer, Josef Čapek, Upton Sinclair, Ghassan Kanafani, Abu Tammam, and Aphrahat.

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Among people born in 1921, Hannah Szenes ranks 104Before her are Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Nino Manfredi, Pierre Clostermann, Countess Georgina von Wilczek, Leonardo Sciascia, and Virgilio Barco Vargas. After her are Wolfgang Lotz, Shin Kyuk-ho, Géza Anda, Maurice Richard, Betty Friedan, and Jean Behra. Among people deceased in 1944, Hannah Szenes ranks 90Before her are Asmahan, Sergei Bulgakov, Peter Deunov, Fritz Pfeffer, Frank Marshall, and Hiroyoshi Nishizawa. After her are Agustín Barrios, Józef Beck, Tanya Savicheva, Nikolai Polikarpov, Fritz Witt, and Emanuel Ringelblum.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Hannah Szenes ranks 163 out of 696Before her are Hans Richter (1843), István Sándorfi (1948), Yolanda of Poland (1235), George Szell (1897), Béla Tarr (1955), and Ingenuus (200). After her are Michu Meszaros (1939), Ferenc Deák (1803), Joseph Kosma (1905), Attila József (1905), Jenő Buzánszky (1925), and Rezső Seress (1889).

Among WRITERS In Hungary

Among writers born in Hungary, Hannah Szenes ranks 14Before her are Max Nordau (1849), Tivadar Soros (1894), Ephraim Kishon (1924), Nikolaus Lenau (1802), Magda Szabó (1917), and Béla Balázs (1884). After her are Attila József (1905), György Konrád (1933), Viktor Barna (1911), Mór Jókai (1825), Péter Nádas (1942), and Janus Pannonius (1434).