Memorial Plaques at Oradour-sur-Glane

The photo above shows the black marble plaques that are mounted on the wall behind the tall column of the Ossuary in the cemetery at Oradour-sur-Glane. On these 8 plaques are the names and ages of the 642 victims of the massacre on 10 June 1944 in Oradour-sur-Glane.

Behind the tall column in the photo above you can see individual memorial plaques, mounted on a frame, that have been placed there over the years by veterans' groups, trade unions, widows' associations, cities, political parties and members of the French resistance movement.

The photo below shows the individual plaques which are between the black marble plaques on each side of the Ossuary. In the foreground on the left side, you can see some of the plaques placed on the ground by the families of the unidentified victims who have no grave in the cemetery. More individual plaques are on the ground against the wall in the background.

The photo below shows placques that have been placed there by veterans of the French resistance in honor of the victims, although none of the people in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane were involved with the Resistance movement in any way. In the center is a black plaque placed there by the International Committee at the Buchenwald concentration camp, which was a Communist organization formed by the inmates. Dora was a sub-camp of the Buchenwald camp. A large number of captured French resistance fighters were sent to Buchenwald where they were forced to work in factories for the German war effort.

Lantern for the Dead


The Crypt

Ossuary and bones

Rouffanche grave

Hebras family grave