Behind Enemy Lines: A Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany Tells Her Story
Marthe Cohn was born in France, in 1920. As the Nazi occupation escalated, her sister was sent to Auschwitz while her family fled to the south of France.
At the age of 24, she joined the Intelligence Service of the French Army. Utilizing her perfect German accent and Aryan looks, Marthe posed as a German nurse desperately trying to attain word of a fictional fiancé.
She traveled the countryside and approached troops sympathetic to her plight, thereby obtaining vital information about troop movements for the Allied commanders.
When at age 80, Marthe was awarded France’s highest military honour, the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (Legion of Honour), not even her children knew to what extent this modest woman faced death daily to defeat the Nazi Empire.
Marthe is 98 years young and lives with her husband in California. She travels internationally sharing her remarkable story and has no plans of slowing down.