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Oradour sur Glane

Oradour sur Glane

About
Lest we forget. On 10 June 1944, an SS company massacred the Oradour inhabitants and burnt the village. For further information of this chilling reminder of what man can do to man. Oradour-sur-Glane 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 but on the orders of the then French president, Charles de Gaulle, the original has been maintained as a permanent memorial.

The Centre de la Mémoire in Oradour sur Glane presents an historical exhibition, which gives information and explanations about the massacre of the inhabitants on the 10 juin 1944 by a unit of the SS division Das Reich during WW2. It is meant as a testimony, an information centre and aimed at making people think about it. It is conceived as a plea for peace between the peoples.

Oradour-sur-Glane

Useful information
Open 7 days a week: 9am to 6pm
(5pm in winter, 7pm in summer).
Last entry one hour before closing.
Free entrance to the martyred village is made
through the Remembrance Centre.
Guided visits available for groups of max.
20 people.  Disabled access

Centre de la Mémoire d'Oradour,
87520 Oradour sur Glane
Tel. : 33 (0)5 55 43 04 30
Website : www.oradour.org

Oradour-sur-Glane Visitor centre

Oradour-sur-Glane

Oradour-sur-Glane

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