Art: In Memoriam

Oradour-sur-Glane was a French farm town the Nazi SS troops destroyed. They shot the men, placed a time bomb in the center of the church, locked some 800 women and children in the church to pray and wait for death. Only eight survived.

French sculptor Apelles Fenosa set out to tell, with one human figure, the tragedy of Oradour-sur-Glane. He molded a statue of a woman knee-deep in fire; her throat seemed to swell with a scream; her arms were lifted. Fenosa's Oradour will shortly be placed in a square in Limoges—the town near Oradour's seared site.


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