In pictures: massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane, France


GERMAN investigators gathered in the ruined French hamlet of Oradour-sur-Glane to collect evidence in a re-opened case probing the Nazi massacre that wiped out almost the whole village seven decades ago.

Only six people survived in the June 10, 1944 massacre, in which 642 people — mainly women and children — were killed.

A statement from the state prosecutor’s office in Limoges, in western-central France, said that under the label of war crimes “German judicial authorities, acting to assist in international legal proceedings, visited the scene this morning.” They were accompanied by German prosecutor Andreas Brendel, it added.

Source: BBC

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