On the way to the coronation: Belle du Seigneur
At the time of the German invasion in May 1940, Albert fled to Bordeaux and then to London where he met General De Gaulle. Then the Jewish Agency for Palestine nominated him to establish contacts with the governments in exile.
In 1943, he met his future third wife, Bella (Beila) Berkowich. The following year, he became legal adviser to the Intergovernmental Committee for Refugees. In
1947, Cohen returned to Geneva and, in 1954, he published Livre de ma Mère (the Book of my Mother), in which he recounted his youth.
year 1968 was his coronation when he published his major work - Belle du Seigneur - which received the Grand Prix of the French Academy. In 1970, he was made Knight of the Legion of Honor. In 1972, he published ô vous frères humains
(O you, human brothers).