The site is a memorial now, with a striking looking visitor centre and a shocking and deeply moving museum detailing the events. There is a new village of Oradour, situated a short distance away.
You cannot visit this place and remain unaffected. The tragedy is obvious even without seeing the video in the museum and reading the testimonies of the few survivors. Please visit sometime and honour the memory of the dead. Souviens-toi.
Read the full story on these websites:
- The official Centre de la Mémoire website
- A very comprehensive and informative site by Michael Williams.
- A well-written visitor review on Epinions.com
- An article in the New York Times by Gillian Tindall, written before the visitor centre was built.