Georges Loinger, Wartime Rescuer of Jewish Children, Dies at 108
Excerpt: In the spring of 1943, as the Germans stepped up their efforts to kill French Jews, the O.S.E. gave Mr. Loinger a perilous mission: spirit the children to safety in neutral Switzerland. Over the next year, he was part of various operations that saved at least 350 children. In one elaborate scheme, which he repeated numerous times in 1943, he brought the children by train from Aix-les-Bains to the railroad station in the village of Annemasse, across the border from Geneva. When they arrived, carrying false identification papers, the children walked through doorways affixed by cooperative railroad workers with signs that said, “This Exit for Campers” and were fed and sheltered at a reception center.