Book Discussion on Behind Enemy Lines
As part of the Jewish Literary Festival, Marthe Cohn talked about her book, Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in… read more
As part of the Jewish Literary Festival, Marthe Cohn talked about her book, Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany, published by Three Rivers Press. She described being a member of the French First Army intelligence service during World War II and as such making many covert trips inside Nazi Germany. She recounted her missions as a French Jewish spy and described how she disguised herself as a young nurse searching for her fiancé in order to find information about German troop movements. She was joined on the stage by her husband Dr. Cohn. Her presentation was introduced by a film from the Museum of Tolerance. After the presentation, the author answered questions from members of the audience.
In 2005 Marthe Cohn was awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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