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June 22, 2015

Madame Rouffanche, the “lone survivor” of the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre

Filed under: Germany, World War II — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 10:27 am
Altar in the ruins of the Oradour-sur-Glane church

Altar in the ruins of the Oradour-sur-Glane church with 3 windows behind it

This year, I let the June 10th anniversary of the Oradour-sur-Glane tragedy go by without blogging about it. Now I am going to answer a comment made on one of my previous blog posts.

The following comment was made by Anthony Godly:

Was Mme Roufanche ever in the church? After escaping through that church window She hid in a garden (in daylight?). Miraculously, the younger woman with a child was shot and killed whilst trying to escape from the church through that same window, only seconds before Mme Roufanche – a much older Woman – manage to climb up to that window. Did Mme Roufanche have any burn marks, cuts or bruises?

Here is my answer to Mr. Godly’s question:

We don’t  know if Madame Roufanche had any “markes,  cuts or bruises” because she checked into a hospital under an assumed name, and no one was ever allowed to see any of her “burn marks, cuts or bruises.” She stayed in hiding in the hospital for more than a year.

Madame Marguerite Rouffanche, the lone survivor of the massacre in the church, had allegedly managed to escape from the burning church in Oradour-sur-Glane by using a ladder to climb up to a broken window behind the main altar in the church, then allegedly leaping out of a window, which was 9 feet from the ground.

Madame Rouffanche allegedly leaped through this window behind the altar in a church

Madame Rouffanche allegedly leaped through this window behind the altar in a church

Although allegedly hit by machine gun fire from German soldiers, and wounded 4 times in the legs and once in the shoulder, this 50-something, overweight woman was able to crawl to the garden behind the presbytery where she hid among the rows of peas until she was rescued, 24 hours later, at 5 p.m. the next day, and taken to the hospital in Limoges where she was admitted under an assumed name. It took a full year for her to recover from her wounds.

In 1953, she testified before a French military tribunal in Bordeaux about the massacre of the women and children in the church.

The window on the left is the middle window in the church

The window on the left is the middle window in the Oradour-sur-Glane church

Madame Rouffchance had to first climb up this ramp to get to the window

Madame Rouffchance had to first climb up this ramp to get to the window in the Oradour-sur-Glane church

Madame Rouffanche jumped out of the middle window, rolled down the embankment and then stuck the landing

Madame Rouffanche jumped out of the middle window, rolled down the embankment and then stuck the landing

The German attack on the village of Oradour-sur-Glane was prompted by the kidnapping of Sturmbannführer Helmut Kämpfe, the battalion commander of the 3rd Battalion of Das Reich Division, on the night of 9 June 1944. Representatives of the French resistance had sent a ransom note to the “Der Führer” battalion command post on the morning of the 10th of June.

Acting on this information, Sturmbannführer Otto Diekmann, a close personal friend of Kämpfe, took two platoons from 3rd Company/1st Battalion/Regiment “Der Führer” to Oradour-sur-Glane to search for him.

On the search for this “beloved officer,” Diekmann’s men had discovered a burned-out German ambulance that had been set on fire, apparently by the French partisans, near the southern entrance to the village of Oradour-sur-Glane.

The driver of the ambulance had been tied to the steering wheel with wire. He had been burned alive, along with the man sitting next to him in the passenger seat, and four wounded soldiers inside the ambulance.

Before entering Oradour-sur-Glane, the SS rounded up the residents of the hamlets on the south side of the village, because this was the vicinity where the burned out ambulance was found. By coincidence, the one woman who allegedly survived the massacre, Madame Marguerite Rouffanche, lived in a hamlet on the south side of the village.

I believe that Madame Rouffanche was a partisan, who was fighting in World War II as a resistance fighter, aka an illegal combatant.

The destruction of Oradour-sur-Glane had the desired effect because, immediately after the massacre, the Communist partisans, who had been wreaking havoc in the Limosin area, gave the order to stop fighting.

The order was intercepted by the Germans and this immediately lifted their morale. The reprisal had worked; this was basically the reason why reprisals were allowed at that time, although such bestial cruelty as the massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane is, understandably, no longer legal under international law.

In a rambling autobiography entitled “SS Panzergrenadier,” former Waffen-SS soldier Hans Schmidt, with whom I have personally spoken, wrote about the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre from the SS point of view. In a footnote on page 377 of his book, Schmidt debunks the official story that the villagers were innocent.

They were illegal combatants who were stopped by a legal reprisal.


  1. FG. Have you ever heard of “jews for preservation of firearms ownership”? I’m not quite sure what his organization is for. He talks about gun ownership rights. Next thing he’s talking about “a second holocaust”. WTF? Nothing what so ever to do with gun ownership rights.

    Comment by Tim — June 23, 2015 @ 4:21 pm

  2. Petey! It’s my favorite gal! How are you doing little lady? My employees name is Salvadore Leslie. You send me off to read a book that is researched using pseudo science. The review I read on the book made mention of ,”control groups”. What the shit? Who is this hammerhead? He studies early developmental psychology between children and “young wolves”. What? I’m presumed to take this idiot seriously? What the f**k do young wolves and children have to do with my question? I should say what the hell does that have to do with jews. So I got some liberal,slack jawed cry baby that can telle the earliest orgins of this shit with the Jews started? The review of the book made it sound like it’s a ,”boo hoo. I’m the poor mistreated,misunderstood,always gettin f**ked over by everybody” Jew. The review said the authors aim is to “restore parity between the Hebs and the civilized people of the world”. He notes it’s a myth that Heb’s are trying to run the world. Do tell . Holocauaust denial laws. When the government steps in to control free speec and thought , that tends to be control. The line from the Pink Floyd ( yeah. A cattleman that listens to Floyd) song that Dave Gilmore and Roger Waters ( I probably should’ve left Rogers name outta this since he don’t side with the child killers in Israel ) wrote. “Sheep”. That song fits the people that reside in countries with holocaust denial laws to a “T”. “Meek and obedient shall follow the leader,down well trodden corridors,into the valley of steel”. Sheep. That’s all they are. SHEEP! There’s no men in those countries. I asked for the earliest accounting of when the Jews started pulling their shit. Hence the reason I mentioned that asshole jew Ascariat. That’s another reason I’m sick of the cry baby. They’ve been o so f**ked! Blacks,Hispanics,Cubans (that are always having to prove they are “real Americans” and don’t give a f**k about Castro) to name a few. Direct me towards a book that deals with historical accuracy and not titty baby BS science. Oh yeah. I told you this ain’t home on the range,you f**kin idiot. However for someone who thinks beef comes from the supermarket, I should expect that

    Comment by Tim — June 23, 2015 @ 7:56 am

    • sorry Ted I can’t understand what you re going on about here. Anyone able to translate ?

      Comment by peter — June 23, 2015 @ 10:06 am

  3. SOE useless 3 man teams infesting the area D-day+/- and Maquis, Soviet anticipation death squads, all conspiring to kill innocent bystanders. If one reads about the SOE all you find are conscies by other means who lived it up in UKplc at taxpayers expense and then went on internationalist Soviet missions into Europe. They were in the main not interested in Western democracy.. Maquis are basically the same type of geezers who welcomed Soviet CHEKA kill squads in Poland, Lithuania etc in 1939/40. So most of them still did’t realise that a Soviet liberation of Paris is not on the cards, however the old mentality of making French locals expendable to the greater COMINTERN cause still applies.

    This occassion offers us in Western Europe a unique insight as to what German troops experienced in Eastern Europe. COMINTERN yellow scum hiding in the general populace using these same people as camouflage and then treating them and their society as expendable before stealing off into the night and a flight back to Moscow for their commissars.

    No wonder it is to be kept under wraps until all survivors and family are dead.

    If one takes a little look at French,US and UKplc ops in Cochinchina/Malayasia a little later one will see the same pattern of dead locals everywhere and skulking COMINTERN operatives infesting the fields. Oh you will find that and both the UK/French/US troops and the COMINTERN scum were bankrolled out of London/New York once the food and money trails are followed.

    Funny old world.

    Comment by thestoker — June 23, 2015 @ 12:15 am

    • Forgot to mention that having re-read Fey’s work on the SS Panzer actions 43-45 over ten times now, amongst others, studying various aspects of their deployments. Several things that I have noted are, outnumbered, superior tactics, superior mentality, superior gunnery and optics, weak welding on PV front plates, fuel shortages, manpower shortages, superior esprit de corp and individual initiative. I haven’t noticed any predisposition, in the midst of a high velocity fire fight or in the exhausted aftermath thereof, after suffering burns and maiming, for anyone to have the inclination, never mind the time, to slope off and execute locals.

      Having also read many works on communist partisan operations world wide it is clear that these COMINTERN/CHEKA workshy scum do have the time, training and inclination to torture, execute, maim, orphan and degrade humanity at every opportunity they get. And do it en masse. It is also a Kapo trait.

      Comment by thestoker — June 23, 2015 @ 3:48 am

  4. I have a question please. Has nothing to do with this story. Everytime I read one of these stories,the same question pops into my head,along with various others. Where did this all start? I mean it’s demonstrsble the crap with the jews didn’t start with or before WW2. I ain’t never been one for conspiracies. Lee Harvey was the only shooter at Dealey Plaza. There’s no Alien bodies at Area 51. I always thought the people that said the holocsust never happened,were jew haters. Well I’ve been given a start with the evidence to show that. For me I don’t hate the jews. What I do hate are some things history taught me about the Jews,is BS. From where I stand,I think this all started with judas Ascariat. Some of you that don’t follow the bible may think otherwise. That’s your right as a human being . I mean typical jew. They’ll gladly sell someone out for a few peices of silvers. I read somewhere that the Romans tried to accommodate the Jews. The let them have their religious ceremonies. They main specific to the Jews. It said the coins were blank. No faces on them. Whatever that means. The Romans try to play nice and the Jews turn around and f**k them. Russia is overthrown and the Romanovs become history. The jews were involved in that. The entire family is murdered. I know they murderd the murdered the kids so they couldn’t grow and try to reclaim their rightful place. All in all,it takes some heartless bastards ( like I would actually think the Jews have a heart) to murder children. that’s where o ask,when did all this start ? The Jews didn’t start to entertain this Idea in the past couple hundred years. It’s been way longer. So. Any ideas?

    Comment by Tim — June 22, 2015 @ 9:40 pm

  5. A wartime tragedy where many innocents died. The women and children had been separated from the men folk and kept in a church. The men were to be shot unless Helmut Kaemfe was handed over . The communist organised terror bandits were paid for by British agents and inspired by bloody revolution. The Maquis had hidden arms and explosives in the church tower and this is what exploded and killed the women and children. The truth is under lock and key and is supposed to be revealed when the archives are opened in 2055.

    Comment by peter — June 22, 2015 @ 3:22 pm

  6. I live very close to OsG and would concur with your thoughts. I have been there several times, have read the books and blogs and would agree that the whole town was caught up )maybe with little or no choice in the matter) with the Maquis. The SS group that was sent there, was, for the town, the wrong bunch as they were a very hard bunch of battle hardened SS troops. They were not in the mood for being fucked with as events were conspiring against them. The Normandy landings had happened very recently, they had been attacked in Tulle and were on a high alert situation. There is no doubt in my mind that the reaction of the SS was way over the top but times were stressed and any reaction would be decisive.

    Comment by Clent — June 22, 2015 @ 10:37 am

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