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See these ruins that offer a glimpse into a lost fascinating world

Easyvoyage Logo By Benjamin Jacques of Easyvoyage | Slide 1 of 11: On 10 June 1944, the village of Oradour-sur-Glane was destroyed, when 642 of its inhabitants, including 205 women and children, were massacred by a Nazi Waffen-SS company. The village was left with just 6 survivors. Following the end of the war Charles de Gaulle ordered that the village be left as it is to serve as a memorial and museum. A visit to the ‘martyed village' museum includes items recovered from the fire damaged building such as watches stopped at the time their owners were burned alive and glasses melted from the intense heat. Like a 20th-century Pompeii the village serves as a fascinating, but truly grisly reminder of the horrors of war.

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