Centre de la Memoire, Oradour-sur-Glane

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#1 of 12 in Museums in Haute-Vienne
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  • If you're near Limoges, you should definitely visit this (ruined) village. The entire village was very skillfully massacred and burned by SS officers on their return in 1944.De imposing ruins were preserved for posterity. One feel like being in Aleppo, very moving. Interesting visitor centre with the necessary information about the facts. Next to the wrecked village: the new village, rebuilt after World War II, is a testimony to the resilience of the population. Hopeful!
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  • Beautiful exhibition and very well documented. This place carries all the heaviness of a painful day of our history and invites to remember this moment of Calvary.
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  • A museum to visit before the village because it puts events into context, from the beginning of the war to the judgment of those responsible for the massacre. Suddenly, all is very dense, or even too.
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  • A cool dip in a pool of depression. Perhaps not so cool , but chilling. Desperate and horrific.
  • This massacre only took place 12 years before I was born. What a memorial to all those families who tragically lost their lives...innocent children and their parents. So glad we visited today..
  • Well presented and thought provoking. Hard to comprehend the violence but shouldn't be forgotten.
  • Stunning and humbling, decimated village preserved as a stark reminder of what can happen when politics goes wrong and wars take place... Every one should visit and spend some time here.
  • A must see memorial! This is one of the most impressive memorials I've seen. This village, after the massacre, has been frozen in time. You'll start your visit in the small, but very interesting museum. Next up is the village. You're requested to visit it in silence. I can assure you, that won't be a problem. If you'll close your eyes, you can imagine how people used to live here. I got goosbumps all over. If you are about 100 miles from here, it's worth the trip.

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