Enzo Sereni, 1905-1944

An Italian Zionist, Sereni was a member of the British army’s Jewish Brigade in World War II. He assisted in getting Jews out of Germany, distributed anti-fascist materials in Egypt and worked with the Youth Aliyah movement to bring Jewish children from Germany to Palestine. He was captured during a parachute mission for the British Special Operations Executive in northern Italy and was executed.

Photo: National Photo Collection of Israel