Hebras family grave at Oradour-sur-Glane

The photo above shows the grave of the Hebras family in the cemetery at Oradour-sur-Glane. Nineteen-year-old Robert Hebras was one of those who miraculously escaped from the burning Laudy barn, but his mother and two sisters perished in the church. As of the 10th of June 2004, the 60ieth anniversary of the massacre, he was still alive.

According to Sarah Farmer, in her book entitled "Martyred Village," Robert Hebras joined the Maquis, as the French resistance was called, at the end of June 1944 following the destruction of the village and the murder of 642 people by Waffen-SS soldiers of the elite German army.

The photo below shows the ruins of the Laudy barn. Robert Hebras escaped along with four other men through a door in the back of the barn which is shown in the center of the photo, just to the right of the church tower that is sticking up in the background.

The photo below shows the other side of the Laudy barn on the left. The street which the man in the photo is entering is the road to the cemetery. The church is behind the camera in this view.

Memorial plaques

Lantern for the Dead


The Crypt

Ossuary and bones

Rouffanche grave