Georges Loinger was during the Second world war, Jewish resistance fighters – and saved hundreds of children from the Nazis. Now he has died at the age of 108 years.

in 1910, the son of a Jewish family in Strasbourg-born Loinger, died on Friday, as the Foundation for the memory of the Shoah told in Paris. France and Israel had honored Loinger several times, in 2016, he also received the Federal cross of merit.

Loinger, in German-occupied France with the resistance. Under the guise of summer camps in the sports coaches brought supporters, some 350 Jewish children across the border in Switzerland. He kept the boys and girls from Deportation to Auschwitz.

According to the French children’s OSE auxiliary helped Loinger after the war, Holocaust survivors in Emigration in the former British mandate territory of Palestine. Later, he worked among others as Director of the French branch of the Israeli container shipping line ZIM.

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