Blessed Is the Match

Blessed Is the Match

The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh

DVD - 2010
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Narrates the remarkable journey of Hannah Senesh, a young Hungarian poet and diarist, paratrooper and resistance fighter. Told through Hannah's letters, diaries, poems, and the recollections of those who knew her, the film traces Hannah's life from childhood in Palestine to her daring WWII mission to rescue Jews in her native Hungary.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Docurama Films, [2010]
ISBN: 9781422978665
Branch Call Number: DVD 940.5318 SEN BLE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 85 min.) :,sound, color, with black & white sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Allen, Joan 1956-


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Dec 26, 2016

Interesting and heartbreaking, but I have two problems with the DVD: First of all, there were no captions for the hard-of-hearing. Secondly, it's not a documentary in the true sense of the word, but a docudrama, and the dramatization is irritating. They could have easily left out the dramatization, and told the story through the words of Hannah Senesh, her mother, and her nephews and the recollections of those who knew her.

Feb 27, 2016

This is a documentary originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Do you know Anne Frank?
Of course, you do. She is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
By the way, have you ever heard of Hanna Senesh?
I'm pretty sure you have NOT.
In 1944, 22-years-old Hannah parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe with a small group of Jewish volunteers from Palestine.
This was the only military rescue mission for Jews that occurred in World War II.
Unfortunately, she was captured and interrogated by Gestapo, then later executed.
While Anne Frank was hiding and later transported to the concentration camp, Hannah had gone through quite an eventful life and took part in the rescue mission.
How come Hanna is little known?
If you see this DVD, you might be able to find out the answer.
This is a poetic yet adventurous and thought-provoking documentary.

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