Sarah Aaronsohn, 1890-1917

Aaronsohn was born in Zikhron Ya’akov in Ottoman Palestine. After witnessing the Armenian genocide, she decided to help the British against the Ottomans in World War I with the Nili ring of Jewish spies, founded by her older brother Aaron. After the Ottomans captured and tortured her for four days, she fatally shot herself at age 27 to prevent further torture and avoid exposing her fellow spies.

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