Holocaust survivor, previous French spy to speak in Las Vegas

Monday, May 14, 2018|11:47 a.m.

. A Holocaust survivor and previous French spy throughout World War II will share her stories of survival and espionage on May 23 in Las Vegas.

Marthe Cohn, 98, who acted as a German nurse searching for her fiance on the front lines, will share stories of her near-death experiences and how her interactions with German forces helped her acquire important insight on Nazi techniques and placing.

The occasion will occur from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 Hillpointe Road in Las Vegas.

“With a fading generation of Holocaust survivors, there is a moral commitment to hear their first-hand accounts now more than ever,” stated Rabbi Yosef Rivkin, co-director of Chabad of Red Rock, which is sponsoring the occasion. “Mrs. Cohn embodies the favorable messages of turning tears into action and getting rid of darkness. She brings a positive message of hope, strength and victory.”

Cohn, whose sis was eliminated at the Auschwitz concentration camp, was hired by the Intelligence Service of the French First Army since of her blonde hair, blue eyes and comprehensive command of the German language. At age 80, Mrs. Cohn was granted for her service with the Croix de Guerre, France’s greatest military honor.

Tickets for the speech might be acquired at chabadredrock.com/lectures or by phone at 702-217-2170. Cohn will also be selling copies of her memoir, “Behind Firing line: The Real Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany.”

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