Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany

Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany

by Marthe Cohn, Wendy Holden

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Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A personal account of a normal Lady in a difficult time of her life WW II.
ThomGo More than 1 year ago
I was deeply moved by Marthe’s story. It is horrifyingly poignant and yet inspiring. Marthe Cohn shares an intimate look at the horrors and frightening adventures she endured as a young woman during World War Two. The story is gripping, horrifying and yet reaffirms the hope in human spirit that can prevail when evil surrounds us. Her fears, courage and innermost feelings of the terrifying world around her, though at times disheartening, are inspiring and uplifting. I was brought to tears several times at the loss, desperation and human cruelty endured by Marthe, her family, her friends, her country and even the strangers around her. She was able to find some small hope and challenge the cruelty in the most desperate of situations. Her actions are truly worthy of recognition. I salute her and thank her for sharing her story.
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ClassicBookReader More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful historical book on one of the most horrible times in history. For history buffs, lovers of history, World War 2 researchers. Those who study the past, then this is a must read. I found myself totally connected to the plot, and those involved. The words become images, and the storyline flows with an ease. The plot itself should make you seek this book out, a French-Jew who decides to become a spy during the Nazi reign. Bravery beyond words describes that. Marthe is the very essence and definition of the term brave soul, hero, one who defied Hitler and his henchmen. Whats so great about this is, that this is a perfect spy story. Tom Clancy or Robert Ludlum could only dream of how unique this woman was. She, through her will to not sit around and allow the horrors to happen, helped so many, and gave so much information to help fight against the horrors of Nazi's. Marthe was not without the horrors that so many Jews, and persons deemed undesirable went through. Her sister was murdered by the Nazi's, and also her finance. She expresses the sadness and the emotional reality to those deaths, but also her will to help. She spoke both French and German. Her looks helped her hide her true race. It was these realities alongside her will power to help, and not sit aside, and allow the Nazi's to destroy. She had to help, and do her part, and what she did, was an amazing reality that few have ever done. A brilliant book of a true story that will linger with you, and remain on your mind long after reading it. A fascinating woman that deserves to be remembered, and this book deserves to be read. Would I Return to it: I am a huge history buff and researcher of World War 2 so most assuredly I would. Would I Recommend: Absolutely. Not only to history buffs, but to a general person who loves to read good books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a Viet Nam Veteran always in search of true accounts of heroic human beings in time of grave danger. The uplifting story of Marthe Cohen's courage reminded me of our sacred duty never to relinquish our humanity when confronted by hate. Fear has never been a viable option. Merci Marthe.
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