Remembering the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre
An abandoned French village stands as a memorial to a wartime atrocity
On June 10, 1944, Oradour-sur-Glane in France became the location of one of the most heinous war crimes of WWII. On that warm summer's day, SS troops marched into the quiet rural village and massacred 642 of its inhabitants. Even by the depraved standards of the Nazis, this was a particularly brutal and merciless act of savagery. Today, the ruins of Oradour-sur-Glane stand as a permanent memorial to the victims.
To discover what took place and why it should never be forgotten, click through the following gallery.