The Most Heartbreaking Abandoned Place on Earth

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.”
Aldous Huxley

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The place is Oradour-sur-Glane, France. The original population was destroyed on 10 June 1944, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a German Waffen-SS company. A new village was built after the war on a nearby site but on the orders of the then French president, Charles de Gaulle, the original has been maintained as a permanent memorial and museum.20131230-143145.jpg

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