A week ago, on Monday 5th March we visited the Village of Oradour sur Glane. In June 1944, Waffen SS soldiers massacred 642 men women and children and attempted to destroy the village. The village was not rebuilt, and kept as it stood, as a memorial. It is a horrific story but one worth reading about.
In the sun it was easy to appreciate what a beautiful village this used to be, yet equally difficult to process how the massacre came to happen.