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Independent Lens Episode: "Blessed Is the Match"

Season 11, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: A profile of Hannah Senesh (1921-44), a heroic Jewish woman from Budapest who, although safe in British-controlled Palestine, joined a 1944 mission to rescue fellow Jews---including her mother---from the Nazis. She was captured, tortured and executed by the Gestapo, a fate witnessed by her mother. The documentary features remarks from classmates, fellow kibbutz members, fellow prisoners and her nephews, and also includes photos and excerpts from her letters.
Original Air Date: Apr 13, 2010
Guest Cast Joan Allen

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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