Jewish WWII spy will speak at NW event

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Northwest Division and Chabad Oro Valley will present Marthe Cohn,  author of “Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany,” on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Country Club of La Cholla, 8700 N. La Cholla Blvd.

marthe-cohn-bookAs a member of the intelligence service of the French First Army, Cohn slipped behind enemy lines to retrieve vital information about Nazi troop movements, 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. At the age of 80, Cohn was awarded France’s highest military honor, the Medaille Militaire.

“Behind Enemy Lines” will be available for purchase at the event, which will include a dessert social.

A $10 donation is suggested. RSVP at jfsa.org,  northwestjewish@jfsa.org or office@jewishorovalley.com. For more information, call 505-4161.