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July 4, 2014

How the French use a baby’s pram to demonize the German people

Filed under: Germany, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:07 am
Baby's Pram near altar in church at Oradour-sur-Glane

Baby’s Pram to the right of the altar in the church at Oradour-sur-Glane

There is a heated discussion going on in the comment section of my recent blog post about Oradour-sur-Glane.  There is a difference of opinion about whether the German army should have stopped the French terrorists, who were fighting illegally in World War II, by doing a legal reprisal. Some of the visitors to my blog believe that the French should have been allowed to burn captured German soldiers alive, and that the Germans should not have stopped the French by legal means.

The reprisal, conducted by the Germans at Oradour-sur-Glane, would have been completely forgotten by now, had it not been for the efforts of the French to keep the Oradour-sur-Glane story alive.  The ruined village is now a tourist attraction, on par with Auschwitz.  One of the sights that causes tourists to weep is the baby’s pram, which has been placed strategicly near the altar.

When I visited the ruins of Oradour-sur-Glane several years ago, I was appalled by the placement of a baby’s pram near the altar of the church.  In the photo at the top of this page, you can see an old rusted baby’s pram on the right side of the altar. The photo above shows a close-up of the pram.

Close-up of baby's pram inside church at Oradour-sur-Glane

Close-up of baby’s pram inside church at Oradour-sur-Glane

Notice that there is a large hole in the floor in the photo at the top of this page. The photo below shows a close-up of the hole.  In the background, you can see the baby’s pram.

Close-up of the hole in the floor near the communion rail in the church

Close-up of the hole in the floor near the communion rail in the church

Tourists are made to believe that mothers, in the church that day, took their babies behind the communion rail to save them from the German soldiers who had entered the church in order to kill the women and children.  In those days, women were forbidden to go behind the communion rail, except in a position of servitude, such as cleaning the church.

While the evil Germans were blowing up babies in their prams, the side altar on the left side of the church remained in pristine condition.

Side altar in the church at Oradour-sur-Glane is in pristine condition

Side altar in the church at Oradour-sur-Glane is in pristine condition

For any open-minded person, one glance inside the church shows what really happened at Oradour-sur-Glane.  The town was full of French Resistance fighters who were storing explosives inside the church.  German soldiers did not enter the church and blow up babies in their prams, but try to tell that to today’s German haters.

The records of the trial of the German soldiers have been sealed for 100 years, so that the German haters can continue their vile comments about the tragedy.

You can read the official version of what happened at Oradour-sur-Glane on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Oradour-sur-Glane/Story/OfficialStory.html

If you believe the official version of what happened at Oradour-sur-Glane, I have a bridge that I want to sell you….

 

4 Comments »

  1. I too have been to Oradour sur Glane, in fact I live quite near there. I have looked carefully, read the book on the matter and have investigated the story-event on the internet. There is no doubt in my mind that killing women and children is not or was not a legal act under the reprisal against partisans etc as was legal then. However what is also clear to me is the town had been infiltrated and used by the local resistance, some say without the total agreement and acceptance of the locals.

    Whilst I accept that German blood was high and they wanted the officer back, I don’t accept that they would have shot 600 people to get that done. My view is alongside yours: that the church was used by the resistance as a weapons and munitions dump and they sacrificed the locals. there is internet comment that some German soldiers have returned to the town since and been made welcome. If true that says volumes for the theory.

    Comment by Clent — July 4, 2014 @ 8:28 am

    • You wrote: “There is no doubt in my mind that killing women and children is not or was not a legal act under the reprisal against partisans etc as was legal then.”

      AFAIK, there was no stipulation in the legal reprisal law, in place at that time, that women and children could not be killed. According to the SS version of the story, the women and children were put inside the church, so that they would not be killed during the reprisal.

      There was at least one woman, who escaped from the church, or was not inside the church. She told a German soldier, after the event, that not all the women were killed, and that German soldiers had gone inside the church and saved some of the women.

      Comment by furtherglory — July 4, 2014 @ 9:04 am

  2. In Germany, where devastation wreaked by the conquering Allies (including the French) exceeded that inflicted on the French by the Germans a thousandfold, I know of ONE church preserved in somewhat the same manner as that at Oradour-sur-Glane: the Gedächtniskirche (Memorial Church) in Berlin.

    There is no pram or other such evocative souvenir in or around the Gedächtniskirche. There should be. There should be a THOUSAND prams, and TEN THOUSAND women’s shoes, and a HUNDRED THOUSAND eyeglasses, exceeding everything at Auschwitz, Oradour-sur-Glane and all the other theme parks around the world celebrating the hatred of Germans.

    We MUST FIGHT BACK, and someday, when the occupation of defeated Germany finally really ends, we will.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — July 4, 2014 @ 8:25 am


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