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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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  • This is a place where everyone with an interest in history should add to their bucket list. Its also a place every child should be taken, to show what can happen when too much power is handed to too f...  more »
  • We sum went to the village after the memorial, this village is very impressive, feels a special but nice emotion, it's quiet and we realize the horrors that have been made here, everything is intact with explanations sometimes panels. I really keep one very well felt, it's real history not in photo. The village is big so do not count 30 min for good see and do around all. By output, there is the cemetery which welcomed people of oradour and who today home villages nearby, at the bottom there is a monument and graves of the inhabitants of oradour. If I'll be back in the area I'll be back, it is an exceptional site.
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  • After going through the memorial we reach the city of Oradour on glane. The ruins are still well-preserved... Approaching the cemetery, we arrive in a museum where are "exposed" the personal property found after the massacre... See at least once in his life...
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