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Object ID

2014.1.189

Object Name

Postcard, Picture

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Description

Front: Color photograph of the courtyard of a church.Back: Blue printed postcard lines and text in French.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: On June 10, 1944, more than 450 women and children were locked in this church by the Nazis, while the men were locked in barns and sheds. The Nazis detonated an incendiary device in the church; anyone attempting to escape was machine-gunned. The men were shot in the legs; no longer able to move, their bodies were covered in gasoline and the barnes were set ablaze. The village of Oradour was partially razed that night.

Dimensions

4 x 5 3/4"

Keywords

Church, France, Commemoration

Subcollection

1943-1945: Rescue, Aid and Liberation

Postcard of Church at Oradour-sur-Glane

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