Oradour-sur-Glane, Limousin region, France

by Ian, a view of Oradour-sur-Glane,Limousin region, France

Oradour-sur-Glane (Occitan: Orador de Glana) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Limousin region in west-central France.
The original village was destroyed on 10 June 1944, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a German Waffen-SS company. A new village was built after the war on a nearby site and the original has been maintained as a memorial.

by mksfca, a view of Oradour-sur-Glane,Limousin region, France

The new village of Oradour-sur-Glane, (with a 2006 population of 2,188), was built after the war, at the northwest of the site of the massacre, where ruined remnants of the former village still stand as a memorial to the dead and a representative of similar sites and events. Its museum includes items recovered from the burned-out buildings: watches stopped at the time their owners were burned alive, glasses melted from the intense heat, and various personal items and money. All visitors are requested to remain silent while visiting the martyred village.

by kraskland, a view of Oradour-sur-Glane,Limousin region, France

Text from Wikipedia, Oradour-sur-Glane

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