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Oral history interview with Georges Loinger

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1281.20 | RG Number: RG-50.146.0020

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Georges Loinger, born August 29, 1910 in Strasbourg, France, describes his childhood; his aunt, Ann Mangel, who was the mother of Marcel Marceau; his membership in Hatikwah; studying physical education; serving in the military beginning September 1939; being captured and imprisoned; escaping from Stalag 7A near Munich, Germany; being influenced by Dr. Joseph Weill; his marriage to Flore, who worked as caregiver to 125 Jewish-German children at Baroness Rothschild's Chateau de la Guette near Lagny, Seine-et-Marne, France; their re-installation by the Baroness in La Bourboule, France in the free zone at the Hôtel des Anglais when Northern France was occupied; ; his work as a physical education trainer for Compagnons de France; his official government documents that aided his resistance work, allowing him to travel throughout France; his membership in OSE (OEuvre de secours aux enfants); the OSE decision to disperse the children from La Bourboule because of informants at the Hôtel des Anglais; organizing a secret network to save Jewish children; his assignment to create a smuggling network from Lyon, France to Switzerland; the selection criteria for children; the successful transfer of more than 1,500 children from April 1943 to Spring 1944; the escape of the children to safety in Switzerland; his continued dedication to Jewish causes after the liberation; his role in safe passage through France for Jewish refugees to the Exodus; and his September 19, 2005 Legion of Honor award presented by President Chirac.

Interviewee
Georges Loinger
Date
1992 December 09  (interview)
Language
French
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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