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Behind Enemy Lines: An Evening with a Jewish Spy in Nazi Ranks

Office of the Chancellor,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chabad Jewish Center

World War II spy Marthe Cohn, author of Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany, will share her story of joining the French intelligence service, posing as a nurse, crossing enemy lines, and relaying information about the Nazis back to the French. The French government honored Cohn with both the Croix de Guerre, awarded to people who distinguished themselves in the Allied fight against the Axis forces, and the Medaille militaire, given for bravery in action against an enemy force.

After the event, Cohn will autograph copies of her book, which will be available for purchase.

You can live-stream Marthe Cohn's lecture during this event. (This link will not connect you to a broadcast before or after her lecture.)

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
We Feb 13, 2019 - 6:00pm
Free