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French motstandshelt was 108 years

Loinger smuggled the children in small groups over the border to Switzerland, often by throwing a ball and ask them to run for it.

Loinger, who was a cousin of the world-renowned mimekunstneren and resistance fighter Marcel Marceau, died Friday. It informs France's holocaust-minnestiftelse, which describes the Loinger as an exceptional man.

Among Loingers methods was to dress jewish children up as mourners in a funeral procession and take them to a cemetery. The wall around the cemetery was located on the French-swiss border. With the help of a ladder came the children themselves over the wall and into Switzerland.

Loinger was born in Strasbourg in 1910. He served in the French army, was captured by German troops in 1940 and sent to a krigsfangeleir in Nazi Germany. The nazis suspected not the blonde and blue-eyed man to be a jew, and Loinger, managed to escape.

Back in France he joined the jewish charity Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants, (OSE), which helped between 1943 and 1944 rescued hundreds of children across the lightly guarded border to Switzerland.

the Parents of the children they rescued, had already been killed or were sent to the nazi death camps.

Around the 75.000 jews were deported from naziokkuperte France during the second world war, in most cases through active cooperation with the French authorities. Almost all died in utryddelsesleirer in Auschwitz and other places.

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