WW2 spy talks in Boise

Posted at 8:29 AM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 10:29:21-05

A woman who helped win World War II for the Allies gave a talk in Boise Sunday night about her experiences.

Decades ago during the war, Marthe Cohn, a petite Jew who spoke perfect German, snuck into Germany to give key intelligence to the Allies. Her bravery earned her France's highest military honor. 

Roland Beres talked with the 95-year-old exclusively about her ordeal, which she wrote about in a book. 

"She looked me straight in the eyes and she said, 'Frauline, are you a spy?' I looked at her and started laughing and I bent down with my arms out like this and I said, 'Do I look like a spy?' and she said no and started laughing," said Cohn. 

Cohn gave a talk at the Esther Simplot Center for Performing Arts Sunday evening. Her book is titled "Behind Enemy LInes."