Oradour-sur-Glane, Oradour-sur-Glane

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Must see · History Museum · 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." 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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  • Probably one of those places everybody should visit. A small town devastated by evil on the 10th June 1944. The information centre you pass through to get to the village is very informative.  more »
  • This is something one should not miss if the opportunity arises. It is a lesson in mans inhumanity and cruelty to one another. Credit to the French for their preservation and dignity in preserving.....  more »
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