Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jun

10

1944

Massacre at Oradour sur Glane

The burnt out shell of the village where 642 men women and children were murdered has been preserved as a memorial.

Whilst these killings were taking place, the soldiers searched the village for any people who had evaded the initial roundup and killed them where they found them. One old invalid man was burned to death in his bed and a baby was baked to death in the local bakery ovens, other people were killed and their bodies thrown down a well. People who attempted to enter the village to see what was going on were shot dead.