The moving story of Oradoure-sur-Glane
As I worked on the research for this ghost town I once again noticed how cruel people can be and despite that I know many ghost towns and their stories have learned (all of which are very moving in their own way) I was not so much shocked as this Oradour. And if I had the time and the money would be the first ghost town that I would personally visit to the innocent victims to commemorate personally. I personally found it hard to take the city on our homepage, but I want to do it in memory of the fallen city of Oradour-sur-Glane and their victims.
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The crime in the town of Oradour-sur-Glane
Oradour-sur-Glane was a French village. For the ghost town Örtschen was due to the war crimes perpetrated on June 10, 1944. By the massacre of the Waffen-SS almost all the inhabitants were murdered at Oradour, only six of the people survived. The village was completely destroyed, and 642 victims, it was the largest massacre in Western Europe. On 6 June 1944, immediately after the landing of the Allies in Normandy, was stationed in South West France 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich" under SS-group leader Heinz Lammerding the marching orders for the invasion front to the north. On her way there, she practiced massive retaliation for the growing-French resistance against the German occupiers. Having killed in Tulle in an attack by partisans 122 German soldiers and their bodies had been desecrated, troops occupied the division of the city again. As revenge 99 hostages by members of the Panzer Division were hanged on July 9, 1944 in Tulle. These and other war crimes that preceded the massacre at Oradour were downplayed by the perpetrators later than Kreigsrepressalien. On 10 June 1944 appeared against 14 clock 120 soldiers of the 3rd Company of the 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich" belonging SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment 4 "Der Führer" in 30 km north-west of Limoges village of Oradour-sur -Glane. Battalion commander, Adolf Diekmann had to leave the command of the regiment commander Sylwester Stadler, 30 hostages benenen by the mayor of the town to auszutauchen fighting this against his friend Helmut battalion commander. This was taken just before captured by the Resistance. However, Adolf Diekmann ordered the place burn down and kill all the inhabitants. Otto Kahn, head of the 3rd Company, testified after the war in Dortmund legal procedure that Adolf Diekmann had ordered him down everything zubrennen and destroy the entire village, including the residents. The population was driven to the square of the SS together and divided between men, women and children. The women and children were herded into the church and it was set on fire and blew up the church tower, which then crashed into the nave. Hand grenades were thrown indiscriminately into the crowd and the SS shot wildly around. Only the 47-year-old Marquerite Rouffandu managed to escape from the burning church and sealed, all other 350 women and children died a quallvollen death. The 181 men who were previously included in garages and barns, and then shot in the ruined church. Of the 642 victims who were murdered in Oradour were able to just 52 are identified. Since it was clear crimes in the killings in Tulle and Oradour, steps have been taken against Adolf Diekmann court-martial, but he fell a few days later during the Allied invasion, so that he no longer had to atone for his crimes to the village. A Grßteil the 3.Kompanie who had gone the massacre, were killed in the fighting, so they could not be held accountable. Sylwester Stadler, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, German Komandant General Walter Gleiniger and the Vichy government protested the murder. But could there being a prosecution only after the Second World War against the parties to the massacre in 1953 was only 65 offenders will be prosecuted. On February 13, 1953 a military tribunal sentenced 21 present in the process SS soldiers. Two were sentenced to death and 18 other defendants to eight to twelve years of hard labor. One was acquitted. Since 14 Alsatians were among the defendants, made the verdict in Alsace for large disturbances, whereupon the French Parliament passed an amnesty law. The judgment of the Alsatian was repealed, converted the judgments of the Germans in prison and condemned soon released. The two death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment, but in 1959 these offenders were released from custody. As the sole after circumferential results of the prosecutor's office in Dortmund Sturmbannführer Adolf Diekmann was in charge of the massacre at Oradour, no one was held criminally responsible by the Bundesrepublick Germany. There were a number of investigations, but no led to the indictment. Also, no accused was transferred to the process to France, since according to the then applicable version of the Basic Law, no German could be shipped abroad. The State Security tracked down the mid-1970s Heinz Barth. Against him was then determined for involvement in the shootings in Czechoslovakia. Investigators found out while his involvement in the massacre of Oradour. He had been at the time as Obersturmführer the leader of the 1st platoon of the 3rd Company of the Panzer Grenadier Regiment. 45 soldiers under his which he commanded 20 men who were detained in the garages to shoot command. 1983, the process it was made and he was sentenced to life in prison, but in 1997 a reunited Germany he was released from prison. He died in 2007. There were 2011 or investigation for suspicion of murder against six former members of the 3rd Company through 2014 and was raised against an alleged 88-year old Cologne for the crime in Oradour-sur-Glane indictment. But until last one was really held accountable and none had for these senseless and brutal murder of 645 innocent people suffer. An inscription in the cemetery of Oradour, people commemorate the victims of the massacre of 1944. The tomb lies in the cemetery between 1946 declared a historic monument village of ruins and the 1947-1953 rebuilt place. The cemetery, with the exception of a building, the Maison d'Oradoure, the only Infastruktureinrichtung which survived the extinction of the place and still exerts its function. He is the most visited place in France, most visitors to commemorate the end of their visit to the ruins of the village of victims of crime. There are two Denmäler in the immediate vicinity of the cemetery. A government-built monument that has been empty for 26 years and built a private Denmal of the Association of the Families of Martyrs and their murdered relatives, as these are due to the Uteils the process, they refused to bury in the state monument. Since 1974, everyday objects of the victims are issued from the time before the massacre in the state monument and un private funded by donations monument the remains of the victims that could not be assigned due to the desecration and burns. The approximately 10% of the victims who could be identified were laid to rest in the family grave at the cemetery in Oradour-sur-Glane.