Ruins in Oradour-sur-Glane
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German leader in historic visit to French massacre site

4 September 2013 Last updated at 13:57 BST

President Joachim Gauck will become the first senior dignitary from Germany to visit Oradour-sur-Glane in France, where 642 people were killed by Nazi troops in June 1944.

Known as the Village of Martyrs, the ruins of the site were left untouched as a tribute to those who died.

Sophie Raworth reports.