Central Synagogue and Spiro Ark Present a film evening and discussion:
BLESSED IS THE MATCH
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HANNAH SENESH
Directed by Roberta Grossman (2008)
Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc.
Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary. Shockingly, it was the only military rescue mission for Jews during the Holocaust. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured and ultimately executed by the Nazis. Incredibly, her mother Catherine witnessed the entire ordeal – first as a prisoner with Hannah and later as her advocate, braving the bombed-out streets of Budapest in a desperate attempt to save her daughter.
Venue: Central Synagogue,
36-40 Hallam Street, London W1W 6NW
020 7580 1355 / firstname.lastname@example.org