Marthe Cohn, was born in Metz, France in 1920. She was a beautiful, young woman living across the German border in France, when Hitler rose to power. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe's sister was sent to Auschwitz while her family fled to the South of France.
Marthe chose to fight back, and joined the intelligence service of the First French Army. Utilizing her perfect German accent and Aryan appearance, Marthe posed as a German nurse desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé. She traveled the countryside and approached troops sympathetic to her plight, thereby obtaining critical information for the Allied commanders.
For her bravery, Marthe was awarded the Croix de Guerre and Médaille Militaire. When at age 80, Cohn was awarded France's highest military honor, the Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (Legion of Honour), not even her children knew to what extent this modest woman faced death daily to defeat the Nazi Empire. At its heart, this remarkable story is the tale of an ordinary human being who, under extraordinary circumstances, became the hero her country needed her to be.
In 2002 Marthe penned her memoir, "Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany." She lives together with her husband in Palos Verdes, CA and travels internationally, sharing her remarkable story.
Ticket and Event Information
Adult tickets in advance: $30 plus facility fee and service charge
Seniors/Students in advance: $20 plus facility fee and service charge
All Tickets at the door: $40 plus facility fee and service charge
Preferred Seating: $48 plus facility fee and service charge
VIP: $120 plus facility fee and service charge**
**VIP tickets include a preferred seat, private event and Q&A with Marthe prior to the show (6:00PM - 6:45PM), and a signed copy of her book.
Marthe will have copies of her book on sale for $30, and be available for sale after the show.
Doors open at 6:00PM.
All sponsors include Tickets & Recognition in event Handout
Friend - $180 (includes 2 Preferred seats & 1 Book)
Bronze - $360 (includes 2 VIP Packages)
Silver - $680 (includes 4 VIP Packages)
Gold -$1000 (includes 6 VIP Packages & Half Page)
Partner - $1800 (includes 8 VIP Packages & Full Page)
Host - $3600 (includes 10 VIP Packages, Back Cover Page & Special Recognition at the event)
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For Sponsorship opportunities, please call
403.281.3770 or Email JLI@chabadalberta.org
Tax receipt for amount of Donation in excess of cost will be provided.
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.