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He smuggled hundreds of Jewish children to Switzerland

at The age of 108 years, has died, a resistance fighter, Georges Loinger, during the German occupation in France hundreds of Jewish children saved the life of. The French Foundation for the memory of the Shoah, acknowledged Loinger at the weekend as an "exceptional person, whose fights will remain in the memory". According to their data, he died on Friday.

Loinger was born in August 1910 in Strasbourg as the son of a Jewish Orthodox family. He was Chairman of the Association of the Jewish resistance in France (ARJF), and commander of the Legion of honor.

in 1940, he received as a prisoner of war in Bavaria, a letter from his wife, ran a home, with 125 Jewish children whose parents were arrested in 1938 in Hitler's Germany. Then Loinger fled back to France, he proposed to his wife in La Bourboule, in the Département of Puy-de-Dôme in the free part of the country.

from that fate Loinger has preserved hundreds of Jewish women and children arriving at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Photo: Keystone

Out of fear of arrests, the Couple distributed the children to the facilities of the rescue work for children (OSE), as well as later on, Christian or not, believer families. In the result, Loinger smuggled 350 Jewish children on the French town of Annemasse in Switzerland.

From 1942 to 1944 was a member of Loinger the resistor network Garel. His own group called the Jewish fighting organization. After the war, he helped Survivors of the Nazi regime, to come to Palestine.

He was also involved in the founding of the Abraham-brotherhood, the entry for the approximation of the three-month religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-modernist. 2013, at the age of 102 years, the then-President Shimon Peres received him in Israel. Loingre wrote about his life and the Jewish resistance during the German occupation of France, a number of books. (hvw/sda)

Created: 30.12.2018, 14:16 PM

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