French president Francois Hollande and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck hold hands in the ruins of the church of Oradour-sur-Glane with Robert Hebras, 88, one of the last survivors of the World War II massacre
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German leader makes historic WWII France massacre site visit

German President Joachim Gauck has visited a village in France where 642 people were killed by Nazi troops in June 1944.

He is the first senior dignitary from Germany to visit Oradour-sur-Glane, where the ruins have been preserved since the massacre.

President Gauck joined hands with French President Francois Hollande inside the church ruins at the site.

Pictures courtesy France Television

  • 04 Sep 2013
  • From the section Europe
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