Massacre of Oradour

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The main street of Oradour sur Glane, in 2004, 60 years after the events.

On the 10 of June 1944, members of the German Schutzstaffel (SS) killed nearly all people in the village of Oradour sur Glane, near Limoges. Officially, 642 people were killed, 36 could flee, and survived the massacre. The village was completely destroyed. This event is known as the Massacre of Oradour today. By the number of victims, it is the worst masacre of the Second World War, in Western Europe.