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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 04:20 AM

(Jewish Group) French Jew risked her life spying against the Nazis in World War II

Marthe Cohn crouched in the bushes along the Swiss border with Nazi Germany, too terrified to move.

It was 1945, and the 24-year-old French nurse was just yards from the country road that marked German territory, watching as two armed guards marched back and forth along a huge field marking the only open stretch of border between the two countries.

Cohn, who is Jewish, wasn't trying to escape. Blond, blue-eyed and fluent in German, she had been recruited as a spy by the French army.

She and her Swiss guide had hid for hours in the nearby forest, waiting until evening when Cohn could crawl through the field to the bushes unseen while the guards' backs were turned.

Up until that point she hadn't had time to be afraid. She carried only a small suitcase with a few clothes, German money and a card with a forged identity but no compass, map or radio.


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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:23 PM

1. Wonderful bravery. An inspiration to us all.

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