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Poet. Born in Budapest, at age 18 she came to Palestine and studied at the Nahalal Agricultural School, then joined the Sdoth Yam kibbutz near Caesarea. In 1943, Senesch joined the band of parachutists from Palestine who jumped into Nazi-occupied Europe on rescue missions. She was the first to cross into Hungary from Yugoslavia, where she landed and fought with the partisans. She was captured, tortured, and executed at the age of 23. Her poem, Blessed Is The Match, which she wrote in Yugoslavia, has been set to music. Another poem, Eli Eli, has become one of Israel’s most popular songs.

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