Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

The True Story of A French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany

eBook - 2007
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"[T]he amazing story of a woman who lived through one of the worst times in human history, losing family members to the Nazis but surviving with her spirit and integrity intact." —Publishers WeeklyMarthe Cohn was a young Jewish woman living just across the German border in France when Hitler rose to power. Her family sheltered Jews fleeing the Nazis, including Jewish children sent away by their terrified parents. But soon her homeland was also under Nazi rule. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe's sister was arrested and sent to Auschwitz and the rest of her family was forced to flee to the south of France. Always a fighter, Marthe joined the French Army and became a member of the intelligence service of the French First Army. Marthe, using her perfect German accent and blond hair to pose as a young German nurse who was desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé, would slip behind enemy lines to retrieve inside information about Nazi troop movements. By traveling throughout the countryside and approaching troops sympathetic to her plight—risking death every time she did so—she learned where they were going next and was able to alert Allied commanders.When, at the age of eighty, Marthe Cohn was awarded France's highest military honor, the Médaille Militaire, not even her children knew to what extent this modest woman had helped defeat the Nazi empire. At its heart, this remarkable memoir is the tale of an ordinary human being who, under extraordinary circumstances, became the hero her country needed her to be.
Publisher: 2007.
ISBN: 9780307419880
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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hoosiergirl1
Oct 16, 2018

Well written first person account of French Jewish girl during WW ll, as she navigates back and forth through the war as a simple girl looking for her fiancée although she is actually gleaning information as a spy!

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s216615
Mar 04, 2012

I have no idea how much artistic liberty this author took, but it is excuisitely written.

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Mar 04, 2012

Violence: World War II

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Mar 04, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: She's in a war!

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