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.
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.
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.
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….