LIST OF PEOPLE WHOSE CORPSES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND FOR WHOM DEATH CERTIFICATES HAVE BEEN ISSUED (ID: 48174)
- World War, 1939-1945--France--Oradour-sur-Glane
- World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities--France--Oradour-sur-Glane
- World War, 1939-1945--Registers of dead--France
The Germans took the 197 men to several barns on the edge of town and locked them in while 240 women and 205 children were brought to the village church. The SS men set fire to the barns and threw grenades through the windows of the church, shooting those who sought to escape. In total, 642 individuals, including seven Jewish refugees, were dead. Only seven villagers survived the massacre: six men and a woman, all of them more or less severely injured. About fifteen other inhabitants of the village were able to escape the Germans before the massacre started or evade the roundup by hiding.
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