Upgrading the Hannah Senesh Memorial Museum

​PERPETUATING THE LEGACY OF A NATIONAL HEROINE

WHAT IS THE HANNAH SENESH MEMORIAL MUSEUM?

The Hannah Senesh Memorial Museum, ''Beit Hannah,” at Kibbutz Sdot Yam, perpetuates the memory the young immigrant from Hungary who parachuted behind enemy lines, into Nazi-occupied Europe, in 1944, to help the Allied war effort and to aid the beleaguered Jewish communities.  She was caught, tortured, but refused to divulge any information, and executed at the age of 23.  

WHY THE HANNAH SENESH MEMORIAL MUSEUM?

  • The museum serves as testament to the heroism of a young woman who gave her life on behalf of her people  
  • It will help bring the story of Hannah Szenes' life and death  to a wider audience,  inspiring future generations

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Beit Hannah will be transformed into a world-class museum that focuses on the life of Hannah Senesh
  • Cutting-edge technologies will create an exciting learning experience designed to engage audiences of all ages from Israel and abroad
  • Emphasis will be placed on the themes of women's empowerment, volunteerism, heroism, Zionism and pioneering, aliyah  

HOW IS IT UNIQUE?

  • The museum commemorates the heroic life of a singular young woman,  an ardent Zionist and a poetess, who became a symbol of idealism and courage
  • It provides insight into her life, her inner thoughts, her struggles and decisions
  • It will contain the Hannah Senesh archive and a reference library including many of her literary works 

HOW DOES IT HELP?

  • It offers a glimpse into the life of a young woman whose  life served as an model for self-sacrifice and altruism
  • It serves as an inspiration for today’s adults and youth  

HOW YOU CAN HELP? 

It costs US$1,357,000* to upgrade the Hannah Senesh Museum.
Every dollar you contribute will help to perpetuate the inspiring story of courage and heroism! Donate now  
 
* Kindly contact the Projects Division for updated details on this project. 
A National Heritage Site Project sponsored in cooperation with the Office of the Prime Minister