Loinger, Georges

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Loinger, Georges Gender: M
Joseph Urie Georges Loinger
born on 29 August 1910 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Strasbourg, France, 48n35, 7e45
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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Georges Loinger (2014)
photo: Photo Claude TRUONG-NGOC, license cc-by-sa-3.0


French-Jewish resistance fighter during World War II and notable centenarian, he died in Paris on 28 December 2018 at the age of 108.

He was born in Strasbourg, then part of Imperial Germany, to Solomon Loinger (1883-1941) and Mina Werzberg (1886-1981). His cousin is Marcel Marceau and his niece is Israeli singer Yardena Arazi. In 1925 he entered the Hatikvah Zionist youth movement.

In 1935 he was a physical education teacher. As National Monitor of the Israelite Scouts of France, he created a sports club in Belleville for Jewish children. In the years before the Second World War, he took care of young Jewish refugees from Germany at château de la Guette, a property owned by Baroness Germaine de Rothschild.

He began fighting against Nazi Germany in the beginning of World War II, but he was captured in 1940. However, Loinger escaped from his camp of imprisonment later that year, with his cousin Simon Mangel, the brother of Marcel Marceau. With the support of Dr. Joseph Weill, whom he had met in 1930, one of his friends in Strasbourg and leader of the Children's Relief Work, he went on to rescue hundreds of Jewish children over the next few years before Liberation.

He was part of the Réseau Garel (Garel Network) in Lyon (1942-1944), along with his sister Fanny Loinger (1915-1992), a nurse. But it was only after the war that brother and sister discovered that they were both part of the Resistance as part of Réseau Garel.

After the war, he worked to facilitate the passage of survivors of Nazism to Mandatory Palestine and played a big role in the Exodus. He was then working as director of the French subsidiary of the Israeli shipping company Zim Integrated Shipping Services.

He turned 100 in August 2010. In March 2013, during a trip to Israel at the age of 102, he was received by Shimon Peres, the former president of Israel. He was awarded the medal of honorary citizen of the city of Strasbourg in 2014. In July 2016, he was made an officer in the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Marceau, Marcel (born 22 March 1923). Notes: Cousins


  • Social : Joined group 1925 (Hatikvah Zionist youth movement)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1940 (Captured by Nazis, imprisoned)
  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 1940 (Escaped from Nazis prison)
  • Work : Prize 2014 (Honorary citizen of the city of Strasbourg)
  • Work : Prize July 2016 (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Strasbourg Archives (Acte no. 2888).


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Centenarian, age 108)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Director of shipping company)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Physical education)
  • Vocation : Law : Spy/ Counter agent (Resistance fighter)
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany)
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (Honorary citizen of the city of Strasbourg)