Oradour-sur-Glane
Oradour-Sur-Glane old town
The ruins of the village of Oradour-sur-Glane can be found near the city of Limoges, France.
 
The city's old town has been abandoned since June 10th 1944, although there is an inhabited new town nearby.
 
On this day, a Nazi Waffen-SS company stormed the town (which was already under Nazi occupation), set it alight and massacred 642 of its inhabitants including men, women and children. Only a very small number of people escaped.

The victims of the massacre are remembered with a monument in the city's new town, and the old town has been preserved as a permanent memorial and museum.
 
More information on the tragic events of Oradour-sur-Glane, including how to get there is available at:
www.oradour.info