Oradour-sur-Glane, Oradour-sur-Glane

A German Waffen-SS company surrounded Oradour-sur-Glane on June 10, 1944, and within hours killed 642 people, including women and children, and razed the village. After the war, French president Charles de Gaulle ordered that the village not be rebuilt on the site of the massacre. Instead it would be maintained as an everlasting remembrance of the cruelty of the Nazi occupation and a memorial to those who died. Near the entrance is a museum. Songs, poems, and videos from all over the world have immortalized the destruction of this quaint French town, known as the "martyred village." See Oradour-sur-Glane and all Oradour-sur-Glane has to offer by arranging your trip with our Oradour-sur-Glane trip planning tool .
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  • Wait you a captivating tour time stopped at Oradour. The visit of the memory space is important before entering the village of martyrs the man is capable of anything. The visit of the Church will remain the most powerful moment in the course of this village a must visit for the duty to remember
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  • This is one place that suitable words are hard to find. I couldn’t say it’s a place I enjoyed, it is a fascinating (if that’s the word) place of unbelievable tragedy that should have never happened an...  more »
  • These ruins, evidence if he were needed of the barbarity of the uninsured, are very emotional they are also a reflection of how many other villages, by the world, destroyed by the warlike madness of humans... The Museum of remembrance completes is moment of contemplation. A must-see.
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  • Terrible events happened here, a very sombre place. I'll put my main points on the other site, this was to specifically put pictures of the church up. This is one of the main focal points of the memorial and is brilliantly preserved. I'd ask that people show due respect for the dead, this includes keeping children quiet in the church. This is a must see while at the Oradour memorial.
  • Sad. Very sad
  • I find its good
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  • Very shocking, touching place. How not to have the blood that freezes when we will "walk" these streets so devastated... This is despite quite an interesting place that we open our eyes to the barbarism of the war. I will return.
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  • I remember the emotion I was arriving on the site while I was very young, it was during a school outing cela my really marked for life.
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