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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  • What a tragic place where the horrors of World War II come into focus. It's hard to believe that four days after the Normandy Invasion such a horrific thing could happen in such a bucolic village...  more »
  • I have studied a lot of the history of the 20th century in Europe and visited many places connected with key events, but no history is told as well as those places where everything has been left as...  more »
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