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Re: Oradour-Sur-Glane

Post by AJFFM » 09 Dec 2014 19:01

One of the guys who clearly was involved will not stand trial:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30391649

Was this because it involved evidence that the Stasi collected illegally?

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Re: Oradour-Sur-Glane

Post by danyb » 17 Feb 2015 09:04

hello !

Georges-René Boos is still alive:

http://www.lepopulaire.fr/limousin/actu ... 32005.html

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Re: Oradour-Sur-Glane

Post by seaburn » 16 Jun 2015 00:30

On Michael Williams website there is the alternative German/Das Reich view about what happened in the town on June 10th.

http://www.oradour.info/appendix/rikmen01.htm This view is summarised and presented by Marc Rickmenspoel. who cites his sources as:

1) Tulle and Oradour: A Franco-German Tragedy, by Otto Weidinger, translated by Colin B. Newberry. Privately published, 1985.

2) Oradour-sur-Glane: A "Clear-cut" Atrocity?, by Richard Landwehr, in Siegrunen Magazine, vol. IV, #3 (21 overall), September 1980.

3) Stonecry, The Scream of the Stones: Research in the ruins of the church in Oradour-sur-Glane to verify a war crime, by Pierre Moreau, translated from the French. Privately published, no date.


There are many controversial theories put forward which ultimately swing the blame for what happened in the town back on the citizens instead of the men of the DF regiment- Among the evidence presented, there is also a very bizarre statement made by a retired Bundeswehr Officer: 'Oberstleutnant Eberhard Matthes' who visited the town in 1963 and 1964. He maintained that his presence in a German uniform was not met with hostility by the towns people, on the contrary, he was warmly greeted and told incredible stories about what happened that day which contradict the known version of events. These truths were never revealed at the trial he was told. The most contentious of his allegations was that it was a civilian (probably a partisan) who had set the fire/explosion in the church and that the SS present had tried in vain to save the women and children.

None of this account mentions the names of those who gave him this information. While there is much evidence from the few survivors of the atrocity to re-butt this fantastical account, I am intrigued to know more about this Oberst. Does anyone have information about him to verify his existence and provide some background as to his service record, place of residence and any other pertinent information? I have only been able to find information on him that only ever leads back to this story.

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Re: Oradour-Sur-Glane

Post by phillip burke » 16 Jun 2015 19:02

Hello all, anybody know anything about book callled, Oradour,Massacre and Aftermath. its by Robin Mackness. It claims the massacre was the result of a botched ambush on Das Reich convoy carrying a shipment of gold.

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