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Object ID

2014.1.188

Object Name

Postcard, Picture

Date

1942

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Front: A black and white photograph of school children with caption in French.

Back: Black printed postcard lines and text with several pencil markings.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Oradour-sur-Glane was a small farming village of around 350 inhabitants, located approximately 15 miles from Limoges. During World War II, it was located in the German-occupied zone of France. On June 10, 1944, troops of the 2nd Waffen-SS Panzer Division Das Reich massacred 642 people, almost the entire population of the village at that time, including a number of Jewish refugees. Women and children were locked up in the village church and grenades were thrown in the windows. The village was then burned to the ground. After the war, Oradour-sur-Glane rivaled Lidice as an iconic symbol of German crimes against civilians in occupied Europe. The ruins of the original village remain as a memorial to the dead.

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5 1/2 x 3 1/2"

Keywords

Children, France

Postcard of Students from School in Oradour-Sur-Glane

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