Hannah Senesh

Hannah Senesh -- poet, Israel's national heroine, inspiration to Jewish adults and children worldwide, subject of a major motion picture, and featured in Senator John McCain's Why Courage Matters -- is remembered as a poet and a martyr. Safe in Palestine during World War II, she volunteered for a mission to help rescue Jews in her native Hungary. She was captured by the Nazis, stood up to imprisonment and torture, and was executed at the age of twenty-three.