On the 10th June 1944, a horrific war crime took place in Oradour-Sur-Glane in France. The Soldiers of the 2nd Waffen-SS-Panzer Division das Reich, without any warning or explanation, killed 642 men, women and children. They left just a handful of survivors and destroyed the entire village. To this day there is no universally accepted explanation for the massacre! On my recent visit to the town which is located just west of the French city of Limoges, I took these photos, walking around in what can only be described as a historical grief stricken catastrophe.
The museum and memorial is open Every Day From 9am-5pm – Summer months open longer (Please check web-site for specific dates) Last entrance 1 hour before closure.
Admission Fee €7 (To the museum, Village is free)
It takes around 3 hours to visit both Village and Museum.
*TIP* I bought a guide book from the shop to help make sense of the village as I was walking round, well worth it.
Address; L’auze, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
Phone; +33 555 43 04 30