On June 10th. 1944 the Germans massacred 642 people, almost the entire population, and bombed the village of Oradour-Sur-Glen. It was deceided to keep the village as it was as an iconic symbol for the world to look at and ponder.
The grave yard within the village is heartbreaking as you walk round and read about the men,women and childen who were murdered.
As I walked round the village I was struck by the respect the visitors showed by being very quiet. Even the school children were well behaved and almost silent as ,I'm sure they realised this was not the result of a game or a film but what happens when monsters are let loose.
I spoke to some German visitors afterwards who were as moved as anyone else.
It is about 15 miles West Noth West of Limoges and well worth a visit.
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