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A crusifix attached to a church in Oradour sur Glane, a village in the Haute Vienne department. On 10 June 1944, 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 but on the orders of the then French president, Charles de Gaulle, the original has been maintained as a permanent memorial and museum.