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Historic French WWII site

Aerial view of Oradour, France shown Jan. 1, 1953. On June 10, 1944, 642 people, including 246 children, died as victims of a retreating German column. French President Francois Hollande and German counterpart Joachim Gauck on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 pay a landmark visit to the ghost village. (AP Photo)

French, German leaders in historic visit to WWII site

Yahoo NewsSeptember 4, 2013

German authorities said Wednesday they have charged an 88-year-old former member of an SS armored division with 25 counts of murder over allegations that he took part in the largest civilian massacre in Nazi-occupied France.

Cologne state court spokesman Achim Hengstenberg said suspect Werner C., whose last name wasn't given in accordance with German privacy laws, was also charged with hundreds of counts of accessory to murder in connection with the 1944 slaughter in Oradour-sur-Glane in southwestern France. (AP)

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