Holocaust survivor speaks in Vail

10th August, 2015 by

By scott miller

VAIL — Marthe Cohn was a devoutly religious 19-year-old French Jewish girl when the Nazis invaded France in 1939. Her life then took a turn so extraordinary that it could have been pulled straight from a Hollywood movie script. While the rest of her family fled south Marthe decided to fight back. After graduating from nursing school she joined the French resistance and, on account of her perfect German accent and Aryan appearance, she was recruited to be a spy. Carrying forged identification papers, she infiltrated German territory in the guise of a German nurse desperately searching for a fictional …

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