Reik, Havivah (Emma)

(1914–44)
   Parachutist heroine. At the age of twentyfive, Havivah Reik emigrated to Palestine from her native Slovakia and joined kibbutz Ma’anit. In 1944 she was one of four volunteers parachuted into Nazi-occupied Slovakia on a sabotage and intelligence mission. She was captured by the Germans while fighting with a group of Jewish partisans in the mountains, and executed. The kibbutz Lehavot Havivah and the research centre of Givat Havivah were named after her.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

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  • REIK, ḤAVIVAH — (Emma; 1914–1944), one of four haganah envoys from Palestine parachuted into Slovakia during World War II. Ḥavivah Reik was born into a working class family in a small Slovak village near Banská Bystrica . She settled in Palestine in 1939,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Haviva Reik — (Chaviva Reich, Havivah Reich) (1914 1944) fut l’un des 32 (ou 33) parachutistes Juifs Palestiniens que l’Agence juive et le Special Operations Executive ont envoyés de Palestine en Europe pour des missions militaires dans les pays occupés par… …   Wikipédia en Français

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