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Oradour-sur-Glane, Oradour-sur-Glane

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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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  • Nature has taken over. Squirrels and robins live here. There is birdsong and sunshine. So it actually isn't in the same condition as it was when the atrocity took place. Having fallen down, some of th...  more »
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  • very moving but must see to remember atrocities and suffering of these victims
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