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    Oradour-sur-Glane massacre - Wikipedia

    On 10 June 1944, four days after D-Day, the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in Haute-Vienne in Nazi-occupied France was destroyed when 643 civilians, including non-combatant men, women, and children, were massacred by a German Waffen-SS company as collective punishment for resistance activity in theSee more

    In February 1944, the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich was stationed in the Southern French town of Valence-d'Agen, north of Toulouse, waiting to be resupplied with new equipment and fresh troops. Following the See more

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    The SS men next proceeded to the church and placed an incendiary device beside it. When it was ignited, women and children tried to escape … See more

    On 12 January 1953, a military tribunal in Bordeaux heard the charges against the surviving 65 of the 200 or so SS men who had been involved. Only 21 of them were present, as many … See more

    • The story of Oradour-sur-Glane was featured in the 1973–74 British documentary television series The World at War, narrated by Laurence Olivier. The first and final episodes (1 and 26, entitled "A New Germany" and … See more

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    On 10 June, Diekmann's battalion sealed off Oradour-sur-Glane and ordered everyone within to assemble in the village square to have their See more

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    Protests at Diekmann's unilateral action followed, both from Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, General Walter Gleiniger, German commander in Limoges, as well as the Vichy … See more

    After the war, General Charles de Gaulle decided the village should never be rebuilt, but would remain a memorial to the cruelty of the Nazi occupation. The new village of Oradour-sur-Glane (population 2,375 in 2012), northwest of the site of the massacre, was built … See more

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  2. Oradour-sur-Glane | Holocaust Encyclopedia

    WebOn June 10, 1944, troops of the 2nd Waffen-SS Panzer Division (armored division), Das Reich, massacred 642 people, almost the entire population, and then destroyed the village. After the war, Oradour-sur-Glane rivaled …

  3. Oradour-sur-Glane: Martyred Village - The National …

    WebNovember 7, 2018. Before the war, Oradour-sur-Glane was a quiet, rural community in central France. In 1944, the village was left in ruins after German Waffen-SS troops massacred 642 men, women, and children …

  4. Robert Hébras, Last Survivor of a 1944 Massacre in France, Dies at 97

    WebFeb 24, 2023 · Robert Hébras, who, shielded under dead bodies, survived an infamous …

  5. Oradour-sur-Glane marks 75 years since massacre - DW

    WebJun 10, 2019 · Oradour-sur-Glane marks 75 years since massacre. On a June afternoon, 75 years ago, the inhabitants of the village near Limoges, France, were rounded up, shot and killed by Nazi soldiers. The ...