Jan. 25 UPDATE: This speaker was rushed to the hospital and will be unable to speak tomorrow. The event has been postponed until further notice.
Marthe Cohn, 96, is a Holocaust survivor who later became an intelligence officer in the French First Army.
She went behind enemy lines to spy on Nazi troops during World War II.
Her amazing story will be discussed at the Buckhead Theatre on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20. For information on how to purchase tickets, click here.
“Before Marthe Cohn became a spy, she was a devoutly religious 19-year-old French Jewish girl. Her life took an extraordinary turn when the Nazis invaded France in 1939,” the event announcement says. “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 fiancé. By this time her real-life fiancé had been executed by the Nazis.”