The Resource Martyred village : commemorating the 1944 massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane, Sarah Farmer

Martyred village : commemorating the 1944 massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane, Sarah Farmer

Label
Martyred village : commemorating the 1944 massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane
Title
Martyred village
Title remainder
commemorating the 1944 massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Farmer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Among German crimes of the Second World War, the Nazi massacre of 642 men, women, and children at Oradour-sur-Glane on June 10, 1944, is one of the most notorious. On that Saturday afternoon, four days after the Allied landings in Normandy, SS troops encircled the town in the rolling farm country of the Limousin. Soldiers marched the men to nearby barns, lined them up, and shot them. They then locked the women and children in the church, shot them, and set the building and the rest of the town on fire. Residents who had been away for the day returned to a blackened scene of horror, carnage, and devastation. In 1946 the French State expropriated and preserved the entire ruins of Oradour. The forty acres of crumbling houses, farms and shops became France's village martyr, set up as a monument to French suffering under the German occupation. Today, the village is a tourist destination, complete with maps and guidebooks. In this first full-scale study of the destruction of Oradour and its remembrance over the half century since the war, Sarah Farmer investigates the prominence of the massacre in French understanding of the national experience under German domination. Through interviews with survivors and village officials, as well as extensive archival research, she pieces together a fascinating history of both a shattering event and its memorial afterlife. Complemented by haunting photographs of the site, Farmer's eloquent dissection of France's national memory addresses the personal and private ways in which, through remembrance, people try to come to terms with enormous loss. Martyred Village will have implications for the study of the history and sociology of memory, testimonies about remembrances of war and the Holocaust, and postmodern concerns with the presentation of the past.--Publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farmer, Sarah Bennett
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.G4
LC item number
F2913 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre
  • World War
  • Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre, Oradour-sur-Glane, France, 1944
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Massacres
  • Atrocities
  • Massacres
  • Massamoorden
  • Vergelding
  • Gedenken
  • Oradour-sur-Glane (France)
  • France
  • Oradour-sur-Glane
Label
Martyred village : commemorating the 1944 massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane, Sarah Farmer
Link
https://archive.org/details/martyredvillagec00farm
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on front lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Massacre -- Ch. 2. Framing the Story -- Ch. 3. Creating the Monument -- Ch. 4. The Memorial Landscape -- Ch. 5. The Bordeaux Trial -- Ch. 6. The New Town
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780520211865
Lccn
98029646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39322295
  • (OCoLC)ocm39322295
Label
Martyred village : commemorating the 1944 massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane, Sarah Farmer
Link
https://archive.org/details/martyredvillagec00farm
Publication
Note
Map on front lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Massacre -- Ch. 2. Framing the Story -- Ch. 3. Creating the Monument -- Ch. 4. The Memorial Landscape -- Ch. 5. The Bordeaux Trial -- Ch. 6. The New Town
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780520211865
Lccn
98029646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39322295
  • (OCoLC)ocm39322295

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