Community, Words

Behind Enemy Lines: Holocaust Survivor Speech

When: Wed., June 14, 7-9 p.m. 2017

An alarming spike in the activity and visibility of newly emboldened neo-Nazi and “alt-right” groups, riding a surge of extremism and intolerance, has recently been paralleled by a rise in anti-Semitism, too often expressed in public acts of vandalism and violence. That's why it’s so important to still have among us witnesses to and makers of history like Marthe Cohn, whose bravery and courage helped save Allied lives as World War II wound down in 1945. The 97-year-old, a Holocaust survivor whose sister died at Auschwitz, was a spy and a much-decorated war hero, receiving France’s Croix de Guerre and Médaille Militaire and even the German Cross of the Order of Merit, nearly 70 years after her exploits. Cohn, who in 2002 wrote Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany, will be here to share her lifetime of experiences in a talk presented by Chabad of Spokane County and the Jewish Learning Center.

Wed, June 14 at 7 pm • $15; $10/seniors, students • Spokane Convention Center • 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • JewishSpokane.com • 443-0770

Michael Mahoney

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