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Oradour Virtual Tour Introduction

Oradour Sur Glane Tour

 Introduction

In the afternoon of 10th June 1944 a detachment of SS troops arrived in Oradour-sur-Glane, a peaceful town near the city of Limoges in central France. The troops sealed off the entrances to the town and rounded up the inhabitants, including those they had collected from nearby farms on their way in.

Main Street Oradour

The assembled residents were initially told that this was to be an identity check. However the women and children were then separated from the men folk and the (200 or so) men were split up into smaller groups and taken to various barns or warehouses around the town centre where SS troops set up machine guns facing them. The women and children (approx 450 of them) were taken to the church and locked in.

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The Shameful History of WWII Japanese American Internment

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Featured on the Environmental Graffiti site, this article describes the treatment of American citizens of Japanese descent during WW2.

"...between 110,000 and 120,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and placed first into ‘assembly centers,’ and then ‘relocation centers’ (or internment camps as they are now more commonly called) where they would spend the duration of WWII.

 

A Biography of Adolf Hitler - Early Days - 1889-1908

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Early Days - 1889-1908

Hitler's Birthplace

Hitler's Birthplace

Adolf Hitler was born on April 20th 1889 in Braunau-am-Inn, Austria. The town is near to the Austro-German border, and his father, Alois, worked as a customs officer on the border crossing. His mother, Klara, had previously given birth to two other children by Alois, (Gustav and Ida) but they both died in their infancy. Adolf attended school from the age of six and the family lived in various villages around the town of Linz, east of Braunau. By this time Adolf had a younger brother, Edmund, but he only lived until the age of six. In 1896, Klara gave birth to Adolf 's sister, Paula, who survived to outlive him.    
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