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Oradour-sur-Glane is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Limousin region in west-central France.
The original village 45°55′44″N 001°02′24″E / 45.92889°N 1.04°E / 45.92889; 1.04 was destroyed on 10 June 1944, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a German Waffen-SS company. A new village was built after the war on a nearby site and the original has been maintained as a memorial.