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Event: “Behind Enemy Lines” with survivor, Marthe Cohn, in #SalemOR

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“Behind Enemy Lines” with Marthe Cohn

Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Hudson Hall At Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301

What an honor it is to host such an incredible hero in Salem. Please join us for a night of tolerance and take away the lessons of the past to pave the way for a brighter future for all.

Holocaust survivor Marthe Cohn was born in Metz, France in 1920. She was a beautiful young Jewish women living just across the German border in France when Hitler rose to power. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe’s sister was sent to Auschwitz while her family fled to the south of France.

Always a fighter, Marthe joined the intelligence service of the First French. Utilizing her perfect German accent and Aryan looks,Marthe posed as a German nurse desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé. She traveled the countryside and approached troops sympathetic to her “plight” thereby obtaining vital information about troops movements for the allied commanders.

When, at age 80 Cohen was awarded France’s highest military honor, the medaille miltaire, not even her children knew to what knew to what extent this modest women had faced death daily to defeat the Nazi empire. At its heart the remark story of the tale of an ordinary human being who, under extraordinary circumstances, became the hero her country needed her to be.

In 2002 Marthe penned her memoir “Behind Enemy Lines: The true story of a French Jewish spy in Nazi Germany”. She lives with her husband in Palos Verdes, CA and travels internationally sharing her remarkable story.

Books available, and there will be a book signing.

Open to the public

Tickets are $12 plus $1.65 fee.

If you or your company would like to be a sponsor for this event, please contact us at rabbi@chabadsalem.com multiple sponsor packages are available.

Sponsored by Chabad Jewish Center, Salem, Oregon

Buy tickets online:
Jewish Salem
Eventbrite

 

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