What did you know about Oradour or the occupation of
France during the Second World War before your visit to Oradour?
What were your first
impressions on walking through the ruins? Describe what you saw but also
what you felt. What did you think about?
of the ruins made the greatest impression on you and why? Is there
something you particularly remember? Why do you think you remember it?
visit the cemetery? What were your impressions? If you visited the
underground memorial, what did you see? What did you feel when you saw the
different ‘relics’ on display?
Why do you
think they chose not to rebuild Oradour in the same place?
Why do think
the French government chose to make the ruins an historical monument?
you think of any other historical events that are commemorated in a
similar way? Have you visited them? How do they compare?
Do you think that
it is important that people know about Oradour? If so, why?