Oradour sur Glane...

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  1. JJ

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    Tomorrow is the anniversary of the massacre of the village of Oradour Sur Glane...

    I have just visited...

    Much to ponder on... :Sad:

    JJ
     

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    Been there as well.

    Very moving.

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    I agree JJ...much to ponder on, but having visited Oradour twice am still at a loss that no person has been tried for the atrocity.
    The perpetrators of that great atrocity all walked free....SHOCKING.:Angry:
     
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    We visited a couple of years ago, very moving, poor sods. :Sad:

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    a similar atrocity, though on a smaller scale, was carried out on the village of Lidice in the Czech Republic. The german perpetrators were not brought to account either.



    Ian
     
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    JJ - after being there and now considering your visit, did you have any thoughts about what Pete said to you about it? - well and me actually.

    For instance, I can walk into the remains of Coventry cathedral, which there is even less of than the church at OsG - and yet - I know every time that I am still inside a church. I didn't get that feeling in the church at OsG. It is .... bereft????? - despite the number of souls that perished at that very spot.

    The souls of all the people have left the entire site. It is utterly ... abandoned.
     
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    I must surely visit this place on my way home in a couple of weeks !!
     

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