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By Barbara Diamond | March 13, 2009
Nazi-occupied France was a desperate place, especially for French Jews — even petite, blue-eyed blonds like Marthe Cohn Marthe Cohn who had spoken German as their first language since the Alsace and Lorraine provinces, where she was born, were handed over to Germany in 1871. When the Nazis invaded France at the beginning of World War II, Cohn was in nursing school and engaged. The family responded to the invasion by hiding Jews. Cohn’s sister, Stephanie , and their father were arrested.
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By Barbara Diamond | March 13, 2009
Nazi-occupied France was a desperate place, especially for French Jews — even petite, blue-eyed blonds like Marthe Cohn Marthe Cohn who had spoken German as their first language since the Alsace and Lorraine provinces, where she was born, were handed over to Germany in 1871. When the Nazis invaded France at the beginning of World War II, Cohn was in nursing school and engaged. The family responded to the invasion by hiding Jews. Cohn’s sister, Stephanie , and their father were arrested.
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