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Object ID

2021.1.69a

Object Name

Stamps

Date

1946

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Description

Seven black and white stamps, six of men, one of a woman

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Series commemorating the group of Jewish volunteers from Palestine who gave their lives on missions sponsored by the British S.O.E. into Nazi- occupied Europe between 1943 and 1945. Of the 37 chosen, seven either died in captivity or were executed. Hannah Szenes, perhaps the best-known of the parachutists, was seized in Hungary, imprisoned and tortured, but refused to reveal the details of her mission. She was tried and executed in Budapest on November 7, 1944. She was 23 years old, a poet and song writer whose songs are still sung in Israel today,

The names of the parachutists with their portraits on the JNF labels are: Zvi Ben Yaakov, Abba Berdichev, Perec Goldstein, Hannah Szenes, Enzo Sereni, Rafael Reisz, and Haviva Reik.

Dimensions

1 1/2 x 9 3/4"

Keywords

Zvi Ben Yaakov, Abba Berdichev, Perec Goldstein, Hannah Szenes, Enzo Sereni, Rafael Reisz, Haviva Reik, Parachutist

Subcollection

Label, Philatelic

JNF-KKL Parachutists Series Stamps

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