Thursday Doors: Oradour-sur-Glane

There is a story behind this week’s post for Thursday Doors and it’s not a pleasant one. This was taken in Oradour-sur-Glane. It’s about twenty miles from here and in June 1944 over 600 of its residents were massacred by a detachment of SS troops, as a ‘reprisal’. The site is now a national monument and has deliberately been left exactly as it was. A grim reminder, indeed, but also a very powerful one.

Oradour

Thursday Doors 5 May 2016

9 Comments on “Thursday Doors: Oradour-sur-Glane

  1. Clicking ‘like’ doesn’t seem an appropriate response to this stark image and story but thanks for the post.

  2. Great photo of such a sad door. Pity that there are so many more doors like that still being made today. Will we ever learn?

  3. Beautifully set up photo, but a grim reminder. There are too many places in Europe where massacres like this happened, although not always in such large numbers. I saw some while in France the last time.

    janet

  4. Never forget!! Sadly, I’m reading more and more stories of Antisemitism everyday. I fear the past is going to repeat itself not only for Jews, but for Christians too. It’s not good!

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