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Ghost Town

The deserted streets of Oradour-sur-Glane, a French village that was completely destroyed by Nazis on June 10, 1944.

 

On that day, the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich surrounded the village and brought everyone to town square saying they were just searching the buildings for weapons. Thinking that this was all, the townspeople did not do much to resist. The men were taken to barns and the women and children were locked inside a church. Without a warning, the Nazis fired upon the men in the barns and the women and children in the church. After people were wounded and had fallen to the ground, the Nazis poured fuel on them and burned them alive. As a result of that day's massacre, 642 people were killed, and only six survived.

 

For more information on the events of June 10, 1944 at Oradour-sur-Glane, check out the Wikipedia entry.

 

Good news! This photo marks the half-way mark of my Project 365! It's been a little rough this summer uploading a photo each day, but as long as I have a photo for each day of the year by the end of the project, I'll be happy. :) And with that, I say...

 

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Taken on June 6, 2009