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Oradour sur Glane, France, The body of a local civilian who was murdered during a slaughter committed there by Waffen SS units in June 1944.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

Oradour-sur-glane is a village in France, near Limoges, where one of the worst Nazi war crimes took place. In response to the activity of the French underground, fourth regiment (named Der Führer) forces
of the Waffen SS division (titled Das Reich) entered the peaceful village on the night of 10/06/1944. The village reisdents did not provoke the Germans and were not involved in any activity against them prior to the slaughter. The cause of the attack is probably an ambush of the French resist

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  • Title: Oradour sur Glane, France, The body of a local civilian who was murdered during a slaughter committed there by Waffen SS units in June 1944.
  • Location: Oradour sur Glane,France
  • Subject Keywords: Waffen SS , Corpses , Victims , Mass murders , Local population
  • Name of submitter: Martin & Ellen Burton
  • Collection: Yad Vashem Photo Archive
  • Archival signature: 1460/120

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