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France/Germany: The Oradour Massacre | European Journal

DW (English)
DW (English)
7 years ago|55 views
In June 1944, the SS killed at least 642 people in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane. Only now have the German police searched the apartments of the soldiers allegedly involved.To this day, none of the participants in the massacre have been charged in a German court. Now, almost 70 years later, the public prosecutor in Dortmund has ordered that the apartments of six former soldiers be searched for old photographs, diaries, and other documents that could serve as evidence. The accused themselves are so old that they are hardly fit for questioning. In France, the investigations are being followed with interest. The war crime in Oradour remains unforgotten, and the ruins of the village have been left untouched as a memorial.