Known here as BHL, this author-philosopher, just back from Ukraine where he went with a photographer to document the crimes committed by Russian soldiers, compares the horrors there to Oradour-sur-Glane.
“How so?” asked Anne-Élisabeth Lemoine, the moderator of the TV program on which BHL appeared the other day. (video below)
“Because it’s the same method,” explained BHL. “The revenge of cowards who have been humiliated (and defeated), so they retaliate against women, children … and men with their hands tied behind their back.” He goes on to describe the crimes committed in Ukraine.
Located near Limoges in central-west France, Oradour-sur-Glane was the site of a particularly brutal atrocity during World War II. On June 10, 1944, troops of the 2nd Waffen-SS Panzer Division called Das Reich, a unit of Nazi Germany’s military forces, massacred 643 of its inhabitants, almost the entire population, and then destroyed the village.
Today, Oradour-sur-Glane is known as the “martyred town”. Frozen in time, its ruins serve as a memorial to the victims. You can visit it.
Here’s BHL –