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French President Francois Hollande (L) and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck (R) hold hands on September 4, 2013 in the ruins of the church of Oradour-sur-Glane with Robert Hebras, 88, one of the last survivors of the World War II massacre in the central French village. The town has become a ghostly war crimes museum since Nazi troops burnt it to the ground on June 10, 1944. Six hundred and forty-two original inhabitants were massacred in Oradour and no one knows exacty why. Women and chldren were massacred in the church before their bodies were burnt by a German SS division. Hebras is one of three survivors still alive. AFP PHOTO / POOL / YOAN VALAT (Photo credit should read YOAN VALAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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French President Francois Hollande (L) and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck (R) hold hands on September 4, 2013 in the ruins of the church of Oradour-sur-Glane with Robert Hebras, 88, one of the last survivors of the World War II massacre in the central French village. The town has become a ghostly war crimes museum since Nazi troops burnt it to the ground on June 10, 1944. Six hundred and forty-two original inhabitants were massacred in Oradour and no one knows exacty why. Women and chldren were massacred in the church before their bodies were burnt by a German SS division. Hebras is one of three survivors still alive. AFP PHOTO / POOL / YOAN VALAT (Photo credit should read YOAN VALAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart Joachim... News Photo 179480677Center,Church,Conflict,Counterpart,France,François Hollande,French,German,Haute-vienne,Holding Hands,Horizontal,Joachim Gauck,Mass Murder,Oradour-sur-Glane,Ruin,Survival,Village,Violence,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench President Francois Hollande (L) and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck (R) hold hands on September 4, 2013 in the ruins of the church of Oradour-sur-Glane with Robert Hebras, 88, one of the last survivors of the World War II massacre in the central French village. The town has become a ghostly war crimes museum since Nazi troops burnt it to the ground on June 10, 1944. Six hundred and forty-two original inhabitants were massacred in Oradour and no one knows exacty why. Women and chldren were massacred in the church before their bodies were burnt by a German SS division. Hebras is one of three survivors still alive. AFP PHOTO / POOL / YOAN VALAT (Photo credit should read YOAN VALAT/AFP/Getty Images)