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Oradour-sur-Glane, Oradour-sur-Glane

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Historic Site
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." Before you head to Oradour-sur-Glane, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Oradour-sur-Glane tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Oradour-sur-Glane has to offer, including Oradour-sur-Glane.
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  • .. .that men are sometimes capable. The idea is not to convey the revenge but to reflect on cruelty often inherent in being human. If you can, come early and visit the site in solitude, it is even more striking and marking...
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  • visit very rewarding and exciting. Over the streets one discovers the horror that the inhabitants were able to live
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  • Lest we forget. Oradour-sur-Glane was wiped out in June 1944 by 180 odd Waffen SS tropps, to this day, the reason is not known and never will be. 642 people were massacred, including women and childre...  more »
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  • Sad. Very sad
  • 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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  • Can these witnesses of this cruel history prevent that it repeats a day...
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