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Oradour-sur-Glane old town

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Address: Centre de la Memoire, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
Phone Number: 0555430430
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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To understand German history is important in the human experience. Our children must know as well so we can hope to see signs in our day of lunatics and hatred. Oradour nails it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

To understand German history is important in the human experience. Our children must know as well so we can hope to see signs in our day of lunatics and hatred. Oradour nails it with a worthwhile memorial. Be sure to plan 2 hours to see the air conditioned exhibit and then the town. There is no charge for the town... More 

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Maidstone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

This location like all from the fall out of Nazism.. gives hope that one day the world will learn and stop persecuting other people. The location is well presented has a tasteful and informative museum and its free. A must stop when in France.

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bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

the old town is free to see and you should the devastation is still shocking even 70 years later a very quiet and thought provoking place

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very poignant to walk round the ruins of a village which was so totally destroyed by the Nazis. The exhibition is well worth visiting and do make sure that you get a map. If you do some rudimentary research before going then you'll appreciate all the more the tragedy you are viewing, particularly in the church. Take your time and... More 

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Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

During WWII Oradour-sur-Glane was the site of a massacre of an entire village by the Nazis to assert dominance in the region. The entire population of the village were rounded up, murdered and the village razed. After the war the government declared the village be left as it was following the tragedy as a memorial to those who lost their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This Place is eally worth a visit, please allow time to reflect what happened in the village and don't rush through, Dislike nothing

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Its hard to put into words the experience of visiting this town and taking in the knowledge of the horrors it experienced. You need to go there and see it for yourself. We went in the early morning so it was very quiet and strangely peaceful. Do get a book about the history of the events in 1944. And do... More 

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Calne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This village has been left as it was after the Nazi group in the area murdered all the inhabitants (except 2 who escaped) on 10/6/1944. They then destroyed the village. The village has been rebuilt nearby, leaving the original as a permanent memorial. Like the memorials in the north of France it is somewhere that teaches us a lot about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

If you have a interest in history or just to discover what people are capable of I would highly recommend visiting this location. You can visit the village for free however I would recommend the visitors centre prior to visiting the village. It give valuable information about the events leading up to June 1944. I would recommend getting the audio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Go. Spend time in the village of the martyrs. Somber reminder of the horrors of the Nazi SS. Moving.

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Address: Centre de la Memoire, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
Phone Number: 0555430430
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Limousin  >  Haute-Vienne  >  Oradour-sur-Glane
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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