Former SS Soldier Charged Over 1944 Village Massacre in France

Never Forget

Oradour-sur-Glane

Oradour-sur-Glane was burned to the ground by the Nazis in 1944 / Wikimedia

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January 8, 2014 4:23 pm

By Sarah Marsh and Andreas Kranz

BERLIN/COLOGNE (Reuters) – German prosecutors have charged an 88-year-old former member of Hitler’s elite Waffen SS with taking part in a World War II massacre of hundreds of French villagers, nearly 70 years after one of the most infamous Nazi atrocities.

In the methodical June 1944 slaughter, SS soldiers took the small village of Oradour-sur-Glane in central France by surprise and killed nearly all its inhabitants within a few hours. They killed 642 men, women and children. Read more at: freebeacon.com.

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