The Town that was wiped from history

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The Town that was wiped from history

Post by chrisccoyle » 23 Oct 2003 03:09

A town was ordered to be wiped out grassed over and forever removed from the history books, is it still gone?

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Post by Karl Allmenroder » 23 Oct 2003 03:18

Are you talking of the Selesian town destroyed after Rienheart was assasinated?

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Post by Grand Admiral » 23 Oct 2003 03:22

...or are you talking about the Jewish town in Eastern Poland, that suffered a similar fate?

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Post by Mauser K98k » 23 Oct 2003 04:58

Probably Lidice.

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Re: The Town that was wiped from history

Post by cuski » 23 Oct 2003 06:26

chrisccoyle wrote:A town was ordered to be wiped out grassed over and forever removed from the history books, is it still gone?


If I remember well a similar directive was given for Warsaw. :|

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Re: The Town that was wiped from history

Post by Grand Admiral » 23 Oct 2003 15:17

cuski wrote:
chrisccoyle wrote:A town was ordered to be wiped out grassed over and forever removed from the history books, is it still gone?


If I remember well a similar directive was given for Warsaw. :|

The whole of Warzawa or just its corresponding ghetto?

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Post by Colbro » 23 Oct 2003 19:23

It has to be Lidice. It was razed to the ground and orders were given for it to be removed from the Land Registry also, as though it had never existed.
http://www.worldtrippersaol.com/europe/l020329.htm

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Post by mty » 05 Nov 2003 10:06

Besides the destruction of Lidice after Heydrich's murder also other village destruction orders were given.

Once a formation of Waffen-SS was ordered to attack a small countryside village somewhere in the southern France. It was 1944 if I remember correctly and the village was named Oradour.

"Das Reich" division of the Waffen-SS ended up destryoing a wrong village after they were given a task to destroy the village of "Oradour" - but after looking at the map they found several "Oradours". After the village was totally destroyed, buildings burned and civilans rounded up and taken to camps or executed on place they found out that the village was not the one mentioned in the order.

The actual target village was then left intact.

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Post by Colbro » 05 Nov 2003 11:03

You'll find an account of the historical events here. It appears to have been done entirely on the initiative of Sturmbannfuehrer Dieckmann, who was to have actually been tried (by the German authorities) for this. His division was moving from Provence to the newly opened front in Normandy, post "D" day.
http://www.oradour.info/

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