Sereni סרני, Enzo Hayim Chaim ben Shmuel (Samuele)

Birth Name Sereni סרני, Enzo Hayim Chaim ben Shmuel (Samuele) [1] [2] [3] [4]
Birth Name סרני, אנצו חיים בן שמואל
Call Name Enzo
Call Name אנצו
Gender male
Age at Death 39 years, 7 months, 1 day


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth April 17, 1905 Roma, Lazio, Italia  

Education   Liceo classico Ennio Quirino Visconti, Roma, Lazio, Italia  

Education 1914 Liceo ginnasio statale Terenzio Mamiani, Roma, Lazio, Italia  

Graduation   Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma, Lazio, Italia  

Military Service      

Event Note

Enzo Sereni, Shmariyahu Gutman and Ezra Kadoori, who were in charge of Zionist indoctrination, illegal immigration and self-defense, respectively, were sent to Baghdad as emissaries, with the task of turning Iraqi Jews into Zionists.
Ezra Kadoori’s self-defense group, Shura, was the most successful, encompassing most of the 500 members of the movement after the first year.
Enzo Sereni cites: “since they do not understand the Zionist and moral value of labour—and actually hold physical labour in contempt—the major problem facing us in educating Iraqi Jews is labour-oriented education.”
Enzo Sereni cites: “they feel national and human dignity but they have no Zionist thinking, or even a Zionist instinct."

Death November 18, 1944 Dachau Konzentrationslager, landkreis Dachau, Oberbayern, Bayern, Deutschland  

Event Note

On May 15, 1944, Enzo Sereni was parachuted into Northern Italy, and was captured immediately.
On November 18, 1944, according to records, he was shot in Dachau concentration camp.

Burial   הר הרצל Har Herzl הר הזכרון Mount HaZikaron, ירושלים,הרי יהודה, ישראל Enzo Sereni was cremated, and his ashes scattered with ashes of other prisoners of Dachau Concentration Camp



Father Sereniי, Samuele '(Lello di Moisè' ben Moshe (Moisè)
Mother Pontecorvo, Alfonsa bat Avraham (Abramo)
  1. Sereniי, Emilio 'Mimmo' ben Shmuel (Samuele)


Source References

  1. השליח: חייו ומותו של אנצו סרני
  2. The Emissary, A life of Enzo Sereni
  3. The Dove Flyer
  4. שליחות של אהבה: סיפורו של אנצו סרני A Mission of Love: The Life of Enzo Sereni


  1. Sereniי, Samuele '(Lello di Moisè' ben Moshe (Moisè)
    1. Pontecorvo, Alfonsa bat Avraham (Abramo)
      1. Sereni סרני, Enzo Hayim Chaim ben Shmuel (Samuele)
      2. Sereniי, Emilio 'Mimmo' ben Shmuel (Samuele)