Corpses found in Oradour-sur-Glane

The photo above shows unburned body parts found with clothing still intact in the ruins of the Church in Oradour-sur-Glane. The photo below shows the burned corpse of Dr. Jean Desourteaux, the mayor of the town. His body was one of the 52 that could be positively identified.

The photo above shows two of the survivors searching for the remains of their loved ones in the Beaulieu garage and smithy, one of six locations where the men of the village were shot and their bodies burned.

The photo below shows two of the survivors of the village removing the ashes of the men who were murdered in the village.



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