Archived Additions and Updates back to 10th March 2000

for Oradour-sur-Glane 10th June 1944

Home Page: http://www.oradour.info


This page contains all the archived Additions and Updates and covers the time since the site was first opened on Friday 10th March 2000 up to the beginning of the current Additions and Updates page.


15 December 2009 ... Starting today all internal links are being checked and rewritten as necessary to show a colour change from blue to purple when they are 'clicked'.

07 December 2009 ... Starting today and over the next few weeks, more photographs will be added to the Picture Gallery.

26 August 2009 ... Heinz Barth trial judgement of 1983 added to the Appendices.

01 August 2009 ... Additional photographs of the memorial at Charly-Oradour added to the Picture Gallery.

22 July 2009 ... Additional photographs added to the Picture Gallery showing the Masset Farm, the Lorraine Refugees school and Doctor's car.

17 July 2009 ... New section added to the Picture Gallery called The 65th Anniversary.

15 July 2009 ... New section added to the Picture Gallery called 'Panoramic views of the village'

05 May 2009 ... Additional B&W photographs (all courtesy of Time Magazine) added to the Picture Gallery, some rearrangement of the Gallery items.

25 April 2009 ... Some minor amendments to Chapter 5 of In a Ruined State and to various photographs, new photo of Otto Weidinger added.

21 April 2009 ... The Bibliography added to in the section covering books and videos..

16 April 2009 ... A new page, The changing nature of comment about this website, added to the Appendices.

11 March 2009 ... Chapter 8 of In a Ruined State updated.

10 March 2009 ... This website has been open for 9 years today.

06 February 2009 ... How to get there and places to stay slightly revised.

04 February 2009 ... Links page updated with more accommodation details.

02 January 2009 ... GPS coordinates for the Aire added to How to get there and places to stay and to the Aire photograph.

24 December 2008 ... Interior view of the crypt at Oradour.

23 December 2008 ... High definition picture of the Souviens-Toi : Remember notice added.

19 December 2008 ... How to get there and place to stay, updated.

13 December 2008 ... New photographs added to the Picture Gallery.

05 December 2008 ... Links page updated.

03 December 2008 ... Minor update to the FAQ list.

20 November 2008 ... Links page updated with new accommodation.

18 November 2008 ... Panorama of the Champ de Foire added.

12 November 2008 ... Minor revision of the favicon page.

09 November 2008 ... New picture of Rouffillac added to the Picture Gallery.

07 November 2008 ... Updated pictures added to the Picture Gallery.

03 November 2008 ... Minor amendment to Chapter 2 of In a Ruined State.

01 November 2008 ... Minor changes to various pages mentioning the "Deutschland" Panzer Grenadier Regiment, so as to distinguish it from the, Grossdeutschland Division (a non SS-Unit).

10 September 2008 ... Chapter 2 of In a Ruined State amended.

09 September 2008 ... Links page updated and a dead link to the: Moulin de la Plaine Gite, removed.

01 September 2008 ... Additional photograph of Beaulieu Forge added.

14 August 2008 ... Minor revisions to the pages showing the lists of victims names.

05 August 2008 ... FAQ and How to get there and places to stay revised to show: "No Dogs" in the ruins, or in the Centre de la Mémoire.

30 July 2008 ... New photograph from 1944 showing the view from the church roof.

24 July 2008 ... Minor correction to one of the photos in the Picture Gallery.

18 March 2008 ... Links page added to, showing new accommodation in the area.

10 March 2008 ... This website has been open for 8 years today.

07 March 2008 ... Minor addition to Chapter 2 of In a Ruined State.

01 March 2008 ... New photographs in the Picture Gallery of where the SS paused en-route to Oradour and also of a local Oradour-sur-Glane road sign.

27 February 2008 ... Side view of church showing entrance in the Picture Gallery revised.

23 February 2008 ... Bibliography and Site Map revised and updated.

09 January 2008 ... PoW interrogation report dated 11 October 1944 added to Appendices.

02 January 2008 ... Minor changes and amendments throughout the website; check the date at the foot of each page.

20 December 2007 ... A Prisoner of War interrogation report added to the Appendices (the earliest record found yet to mention Oradour).

09 December 2007 ... Photographs of Peyrilhac added to the Picture Gallery, Chapter 7 of In a Ruined State revised, various other amendments.

08 December 2007 ... Photographs of Frayssinet-le-Gélat added to the Picture Gallery, various amendment throughout the website to reflect the additions.

06 December 2007 ... New photographs of the Champ de Foire and an aerial view of the ruins added.

24 November 2007 ... Photograph of the new memorial to the victims from Alsace added to the Picture Gallery.

16 November 2007 ... More photographs added to the Picture Gallery with a new section on Marsoulas (look for "New") and various amendments throughout the website, Latest News updated, Bibliography updated.

06 September 2007 ... 'How to get there and places to stay', revised.

31 August 2007 ... 'Links' page added to.

24 August 2007 ... 'How to get there and places to stay', revised.

21 August 2007 ... Additional photograph of the 'Car of Doctor Desourteaux', in Picture Gallery.

14 August 2007 ... The 'Dramatis Personae' section in the Appendices updated to show the death of Heinz Barth.

10 August 2007 ... Links page updated and dead link removed.

06 August 2007 ... The transcript and commentary on, 'Oradour retour sur un massacre' in the Appendices, revised.

30 July 2007 ... Minor addition to Chapter 2 of In a Ruined State (mentioning the fate of the clergy).

22 July 2007 ... Remembering the past, added to the Appendices.

15 July 2007 ... How to get there and places to stay, minor revision

07 May 2007 ... Additional photograph of Charly-Oradour added to the Picture Gallery.

01 May 2007 ... Review of In a Ruined State completed.

30 April 2007 ... More photographs of the memorial at Gabaudet added to the Picture Gallery.

27 April 2007 ... Review of In a Ruined State begun to reflect the information gained from Otto Kahn's statement at Dortmund. All chapters subject to some change and when complete I will announce it here.

18 April 2007 ... Link to Google Map provided on Village Plan page in the Appendices.

17 April 2007 ... New files are now marked with the word "New" in red wherever they appear, so as to make locating them easier.

16 April 2007 ... Additional photographs of the church, the road to Peyrilhac and the Post Office all taken circa November 1944, added to the Picture Gallery.

23 March 2007 ... Otto Kahn's December 1962 witness statement at Dortmund added to Appendices.

10 March 2007 ... This website has been open for 7 years today.

08 February 2007 ... FAQ List and How to get there and places to stay, revised.

29 January 2007 ... Latest News updated.

23 January 2007 ... Links page updated.

22 January 2007 ... 'View from Maison Dupic down Rue Emile Desourteaux', replaced with a new photograph.

15 January 2007 ... How to get there and places to stay updated. Details of the Aire for motorcaravans in Oradour-sur-Glane revised.

20 December 2006 ... The section, How to get there and places to stay, has been updated.

11 December 2006 ... New photograph of the "Souviens-Toi : Remember" notice added to the Picture Gallery.

08 December 2006 ... New photograph added to Picture Gallery showing an ossuary. The 'favicon' and Free French Flag details added to Appendices.

24 November 2006 ... Additional photographs added to the Picture Gallery and minor amendments to various pages.

21 November 2006 ... Series of small amendments to Chapter 5 and 7 of In a Ruined State.

14 November 2006 ... Photograph of the memorial to Léon Roche in Oradour-sur-Vayres replaced and a photograph of his house added.

05 November 2006 ... Bibliography revised.

11 September 2006 ... Accents and commonly misspelled words revised.

31 August 2006 ... Appendix list revised, The Oradours of France revised.

20 August 2006 ... FAQ list revised, picture of Kämpfe's grave revised.

10 August 2006 ... SS Rank table in Appendices slightly revised.

03 August 2006 ... How to get there and places to stay amended. Links page revised.

24 July 2006 ... Minor revision to the Footnote of Chapter 7 of In a Ruined State.

22 July 2006 ... FAQ List revised.

26 June 2006 ... Photograph of Otto Kahn's grave added, various changes to the text of the website relating to him and his post-war life.

13 May 2006 ... Minor revision to Dramatis Personae in the Appendices.

28 March 2006 ... Full transcript and notes for the program, 'Oradour retour sur un massacre' added to the Appendices.

11 March 2006 ... First two Appendix entries for Otto Weidinger revised.

10 March 2006 ... This website has been open for 6 years today. How to get there and places to stay and FAQ list, updated with 2006 details.

28 February 2006 ... Dramatis Personae in the Appendices revised.

24 February 2006 ... Bibliography revised.

18 February 2006 ... More accommodation details added to 'How to get there and places to stay'.

14 February 2006 ... The 10th of June as a day in WWII history, added to the Appendices.

07 February 2006 ... Links page updated.

02 February 2006 ... Latest News and Links updated to show opening of new Centre de la Mémoire website.

25 January 2006 ... How to get there and places to stay, revised.

20 January 2006 ... Links  and Latest News pages revised.

08 January 2006 ... Model of fire in the church at Oradour-sur-Glane, revised (located in the Appendices).

13 December 2005 ... Latest News minor update.

23 November 2005 ... More photographs added to the Picture Gallery.

22 November 2005 ... More photographs added to the Picture Gallery.

18 November 2005 ... More photographs added to the Picture Gallery.

17 November 2005 ... More photographs added to the Picture Gallery and some existing views replaced with better ones.

16 November 2005 ... Latest News updated. New photograph of the Doctor's car on the Home Page. New photographs of the Oradours of Departments 15 and 16 added.

27 August 2005 ... Minor revision to FAQ list, Home Page amended to show my absence from September to November.

21 August 2005 ... Minor revision to date order in the 5th June 1946 interview with Paula Hitler in the Appendices.

19 August 2005 ... Website now on a different server as of 16:00 GMT (same ISP, but a different server).

13 August 2005 ... Revision to: The Oradours of France.

26 July 2005 ... Minor amendments to Home Page and Summary of In a Ruined State.

16 July 2005 ... The Home Page heading revised.

14 July 2005 ... FAQ 22 added to the FAQ List.

11 July 2005 ... How to get there and places to stay: updated.

10 July 2005 ... Minor amendment to the Summary.

01 May 2005 ... Home page amended to show a link to the Summary of the Oradour story and three photographs added. Summary amended.

29 April 2005 ... How to get there and places to stay updated.

20 April 2005 ... Links page revised.

16 April 2005 ... Latest News updated to show that the 'official' website at: oradour.org has become unavailable again since Friday 15 April, but that it can be found at: oradour.net Links page updated with this news.

12 April 2005 ... Dramatis Personae list added to the Appendices. New picture of the memorial to Léon Roche.

01 April 2005 ... Site Map added, How to get there and places to stay, Latest News and Home Page amended.

31 March 2005 ... Accents and commonly misspelled words revised.

21 March 2005 ... Village Plan of Oradour-sur-Glane new village added to Appendices.

19 March 2005 ... How to get there and places to stay, slightly amended.

13 March 2005 ... Commonly misspelled words page revised, FAQ list revised.

10 March 2005 ... This website has been open for 5 years today.

07 March 2005 ... Commonly misspelled words page added to the Appendices.

02 March 2005 ... Minor revision of Chapter 7 of In a Ruined State.

23 February 2005 ... All photographs reviewed and enhanced as to colour and brightness / contrast as necessary.

20 February 2005 ... Minor revision to the appendix dealing with the Wansee Conference.

12 February 2005 ... Latest News amended to show that the official website is again available.

10 February 2005 ... Latest News amended to show that the official website for Oradour has been unavailable since Sunday 06 February.

09 February 2005 ... New photo of Stadler added to Picture Gallery.

08 February 2005 ... FAQ list added to and revised.

27 January 2005 ... Minor addition to Chapter 7 of In a Ruined State.

25 January 2005 ... Chapters 8 & 9 of In a Ruined State combined into a new Chapter 8: Conclusions & salient points.

24 January 2005 ... Chapter 7, 8 and 9 of In a ruined State amended slightly.

22 January 2005 ... Home Page and FAQ list amended.

20 January 2005 ... Chapter 7 of In a Ruined State has been revised and republished, Links updated.

13 January 2005 ... 'How to get there and places to stay' has been updated.

03 January 2005 ... Village Plan of Oradour converted to smaller file size.

27 December 2004 ... Chapter 6 of In a Ruined State has been republished with minor changes.

21 December 2004 ... Latest News updated.

19 December 2004 ... Correction to the meaning of 1st November: it is All Saints Day, not Remembrance Day.

06 December 2004 ... Some minor changes to Sylvester Stadler's entries in the Appendices.

23 November 2004 ... The spelling of "website" has now been standardised throughout these pages. Frequently Asked Questions updated. Latest News revised.

12 November 2004 ... New pictures of the 10 memorial tablets listing the names of all 642 victims added to the Picture Gallery.

11 November 2004 ... New pictures of old village tram station, the laying of the foundation stone for the new Centre and a plaque blaming Lammerding for ordering the massacre.

10 November 2004 ... New pictures of old village entrances, the cemetery and Madam Rouffanche grave added. Minor revisions to the content of information for several pictures and the Picture Gallery.

09 November 2004 ... Latest News and How to get there and places to stay, updated.

08 September 2004 ... Minor revision of, Critique of Max Hastings book, in the Appendices.

07 September 2004 ... Minor revision of 'Oradour, retour sur un massacre' in the Appendices.

02 September 2004 ... Minor revision of Home Page and to Lammerding's request for a Fellowship Camp in the Appendices.

30 August 2004 ... Latest News and Bibliography updated. New entry in Appendices giving a review of, 'Oradour, retour sur un massacre' a TV documentary broadcast by France 3.

25 August 2004 ... Latest News updated and revised in several parts.

24 August 2004 ... Minor corrections to various appendices (see date at foot of each page to see which have been affected).

19 August 2004 ... How to get there and places to stay, further updated, Latest News updated regarding France 3 TV programme, FAQ list amended.

11 August 2004 ... How to get there and places to stay, updated.

27 July 2004 ... Two sets of photographs of the Junkerschule Bad Tölz added to the Picture Gallery, Latest News updated.

14 July 2004 ... New photographs of the memorial at Charly-Oradour added to Appendices.

09 July 2004 ... Bibliography added to and note regarding my absence removed from Home Page.

30 April 2004 ... The review of the whole website is now complete, all chapters of In a Ruined State have been rewritten to a greater or lesser extent. Chapters 3 and 7 are the most heavily amended / added to.

28 April 2004 ... Minor review of Chapter 6 of In a Ruined State completed.

27 April 2004 ... The minor review of Chapter 5 of In a Ruined State completed, minor review of Postscript competed.

26 April 2004 ... Minutes of the Wannsee Conference added to Appendices. The (minor) review of Chapter 4 of In a Ruined State completed.

24 April 2004 ... The review of Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of, In a Ruined State completed.

17 April 2004 ... Kahn's 1st June 1944 assessment by Diekmann added to Appendices.

06 April 2004 ... Request for Kahn's promotion in August 1941 added to Appendices.

01 April 2004 ... Gerlach's promotion request of 23rd October 1944.

31 March 2004 ... Gerlach's promotion request of 1st April 1944.

26 March 2004 ... Weidinger's nomination for the Oak Leaves added to Appendices.

24 March 2004 ... Weidinger's assessments from 1940 and 1942 and his résumé of 1942 added to Appendices.

23 March 2004 ... Weidinger's first assessment as an officer added to Appendices.

22 March 2004 ... Weidinger's officer-training course results added to Appendices.

19 March 2004 ... Psychological assessment for Weidinger added to Appendices.

18 March 2004 ... Two assessments for Otto Weidinger as a guard at Dachau added to Appendices.

17 March 2004 ... Assessment for Otto Weidinger added to Appendices.

11 March 2004 ... 4 pictures of Heinz Barth added to Picture Gallery.

10 March 2004 ... This website has been open for 4 years today.

04 February 2004 ... A review of the whole site has begun, check the date at the foot of individual pages to see if they have been revised. When the review is complete, it will be announced here and until it is finished there will not be any further entries here other than to announce new material.

03 February 2004 ... Request to award the German Cross in Gold to Lammerding added to Appendices.

20 January 2004 ... Lammerding's resume of 1935 added to appendices.

16 January 2004 ... Gerlach's assessment of 31 May 1944 added to Appendices. FAQ list amended.

15 January 2004 ... Press notice about Gerlach winning the German Cross in Gold added to appendices.

14 January 2004 ... Original of Stadler's letter to Himmler added to appendices. Photograph of Weidinger added to Picture gallery. Weidinger's assessment of 25 June 1944 added to appendices.

10 January 2004 ... Picture of Sylvester Stadler added to the Picture Gallery. Stadler's letter to Himmler added to appendices.

07 January 2004 ... More data for Stadler added to the appendices. Appendix list revised to make it alphabetical in layout. Additions and updates prior to 2004 archived to a separate page so as to speed up loading and searching. See the foot of this page for a link to the archive.

06 January 2004 ... Appendix list altered, some more data for Stadler added, Diekmann's marriage application amended.

04 January 2004 ... An Assessment for Stadler added to the Appendices.

02 January 2004 ... Data for Sylvester Stadler added to Appendices.

25 December 2003 ... Minor changes to Latest News, FAQ list and various links.

17 December 2003 ... Lammerding's request (in the Appendices) for a fellowship camp amended, FAQ list slightly amended.

02 December 2003 ... July 1945 interview with Hitler's sister added to Appendices.

28 November 2003 ... June 1946 interview with Hitler's sister added to Appendices.

01 November 2003 ... Added and / or amended, pictures of: 1) Old southern entrance to the village with the Souviens-Toi sign. 2) The list of names from Charly. 3) The W.W.I memorial & window through which shots were fired. 4) View of the crypt with the memorial behind. 5) View north from Avril Hotel. 6) View of watermill. 7) View of southern entrance with church. 8) View of first house at northern entrance.

30 October 2003 ... Latest News updated.

28 October 2003 ... Note referring to my absence removed from Home Page.

31 August 2003 ... Minor changes to various pages.

10 August 2003 ... Hits counter removed from Home Page, note referring to my absence added to Home Page. Minor changes several pages.

09 August 2003 ... Website moved to the new address of: http://www.oradour.info More pictures added to section on Belchite. New page added to Appendices on the Oradours of France.

07 August 2003 ... New section added to Pictures showing comparison between Oradour and Belchite in Spain and displaying the other nearby Oradours.

31 July 2003 ... Website changed address from the original: http://www.oradour.btinternet.co.uk address to: http://www.oradour.info or, http://oradour.info (either address is valid) on a new web space provider, remote from BT Internet which has hosted the site since its opening on 10 March 2000.

21 July 2003 ... Latest News page updated to show that the official French Oradour website now has an English section.

19 July 2003 ... Note relating to my absence removed from Home Page. Minor change to SS Rank table in Appendices.

06 May 2003 ... Revised translations for, Diekmann's résumé and his various assessments as shown in the Appendices. Revised translations for Lammerding's documents as shown in the Appendices. Minor changes to Latest News and this page.

01 May 2003 ... How to get there and places to stay amended to show reduced opening times of camp site in Limoges.

30 April 2003 ... Interrogations, by Overy, added to Bibliography.

29 April 2003 ... Lammerding's 'Fellowship camp' request to Himmler, added to appendices.

16 April 2003 ... Notice regarding Lammerding's attending a 'war-school course' added to appendices.

11 April 2003 ... More added to the Appendices for Heinrich Lammerding

08 April 2003 ... Amendment to the Service Records in the Appendices for Heinz Barth.

07 April 2003 ... Press note for the award of Lammerding's Knights Cross added to Appendices. Note regarding my absence between May and July added to Home Page. Another assessment of Lammerding added to the appendices.

05 April 2003 ... Data added to Appendices section for the career of Barth. Two pictures removed from the Picture Gallery. The first purported to show Heinz Barth and Otto Kahn and whilst it could have been Kahn in the picture, the other man was definitely not Barth. The second was of Diekmann and Werner, which I now feel to be irrelevant to the story of Oradour.

01 April 2003 ... Photo of Lammerding added to Picture Gallery.

31 March 2003 ... Revised Appendices list.

29 March 2003 ... Assessment for Lammerding added to appendices.

27 March 2003 ... Latest News amended to show revised schedule for the new data and re-write of In a Ruined State.

10 March 2003 ... This website has been open for 3 years today.

02 March 2003 ... Mailto address slightly changed to make possible migration to another ISP easier.

23 February 2003 ... Latest News updated with details of site rewrite and opening of official (French) Oradour website.

16 February 2003 ... Chapter 9 of In a Ruined State added.

12 February 2003 ... Latest News updated, legend on picture inside exhibition at the Centre de la Mémoire amended.

11 February 2003 ... Two better quality pictures to replace the originals, one of Roger Godfrin and the other of Madame Rouffanche.

09 February 2003 ... Additions to Bibliography.

28 January 2003 ... Latest News updated regarding the 'official' Oradour website.

11 January 2003 ... Minor changes, including link to official Oradour website included in FAQ and Links pages.

25 December 2002 ... Link added to, 'Centre de la Mémoire', the official website of Oradour. Latest News revised.

17 December 2002 ... Minor changes to the legends accompanying the two pictures of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne. Amendment to Latest News.

09 December 2002 ... Cosmetic changes to, Waffen-SS Ranks table in the appendices.

22 November 2002 ... Correction to Chapter 5 of In a Ruined State, showing Metz as being in Lorraine not Alsace.

17 November 2002 ... Pictures added of, La Plaine, Memorial to W.W.I., Post Office, Tram Stations. Revised Pictures of Mme Rouffanche's grave, exit from Centre de la Mémoire.

15 November 2002 ... The picture showing "Dickmann" as the leader of the SS group taken inside the Centre de la Mémoire has been replaced with one of higher resolution.

14 November 2002 ... New pictures added of, 1) the old Tram Station, 2) the Church, taken in September 1944 and 3) an aerial view of both old and new villages.

11 November 2002 ... How to get there and places to stay, has been updated with caravan site and opening time details, FAQ list amended, Latest News page amended.

08 November 2002 ... Chapter 2 of In a Ruined State amended as to location of La Plaine.

06 September 2002 ... Corrected numerous minor spelling mistakes across the whole site.

29 August 2002 ... Note added to Home Page regarding my absence between September and November 2002.

27 August 2002 ... The section, How to get there and places to stay, has been revised with current opening times and charges for the Centre de la Mémoire.

24 August 2002 ... Chapters 2 and 6 of, In a Ruined State and photograph of Roger Godfrin updated to record his death in 2001.

30 July 2002 ... Index page amended to show my return and minor corrections to In a Ruined State Summary.

28 April 2002 ... Latest News updated. New appendix added, The SS, a Personal View. FAQ List amended.

09 April 2002 ... Note added to Home Page regarding my absence between May and August. New appendix added commentating on the SS reporting and résumé system. Minor spelling corrections to some appendices. Minor amendments to Chapter 7, In a Ruined State.

18 March 2002 ... Some minor amendments to Chapter 7, In a Ruined State.

10 March 2002 ... This website has been open for 2 years today.

02 March 2002 ... Minor changes to the section regarding 9th June in Chapter 7, In a Ruined State.


26 February 2002 ... Amendments to Diekmann's Resume in the Appendices and minor addition to Chapter 6 of, In a Ruined State.  This website is now in a mature state and will probably grow quite slowly from this point onwards. Additional material will be shown above the line.

25 February 2002 ... Completion of review of all pictures with minor changes to many.

18 February 2002 ... Beginning of a review of all pictures, minor change to Chapter 6 of In a Ruined State.

17 February 2002 ... Added new picture of altar in church at Oradour-sur-Glane.

12 February 2002 ... Entire website moved to new authoring software and some broken links repaired.

04 February 2002 ... Home Page has had added a request to report any broken links to myself.

03 February 2002 ... Picture of the Memorial to the dead in Oradour cemetery revised.

02 February 2002 ... Minor amendment to, Chapter 8 of, In a Ruined State.

29 January 2002 ... SS Insignia page in the Appendices updated.

28 January 2002 ... Chapter 3 of In a Ruined State section, Beginnings has been revised and other minor changes.

27 January 2002 ... Bibliography updated.

24 January 2002 ... Legends for many pictures revised.

23 January 2002 ... Most of the pages of the Appendix section have had minor revisions.


22 January 2002 ... An Excess of Zeal replaced with, In a Ruined State. Apart from some minor changes, the review of the website is now complete and all future additions / alterations will be noted above the line.

15 January 2002 ... Latest News and How to get there and places to stay revised.

04 January 2002 ... A new version of the Oradour village plan loaded to replace the original.

29 December 2001 ... A further 5 updated / new pictures added to the Picture Gallery.

24 December 2001 ... About 20 new or revised images added to the Picture Gallery.

15 December 2001 ... Starting today, the whole website is undergoing revision with many changes and additions. Rather than list all the changes here, look for a, 'revised xxxxxxx' note at the foot of each page to see if there have been any changes. When the review is complete I will note it here and then recommence using this page to announce minor changes.

14 December 2001 ... Latest News updated to include details about the euro (€).

30 November 2001 ... Picture showing entrance to Oradour-sur-Vayres changed, additional picture of old Oradour added.

28 November 2001 ... Page showing the photograph of memorial and bridge at Bretenoux modified.

17 November 2001 ... Notes referring to my being absent on holiday removed from Home Page.

13 September 2001 ... Some minor re-arrangements to the Home Page, Introduction and Picture catalogue.

12 September 2001 ... Home page and Introduction revised.

11 September 2001 ... Notes on Language and terms used revised.

04 September 2001 ... Latest News and Links pages updated and note regarding holiday added to Home Page.

02 September 2001 ... Bibliography and Latest News page updated.

19 August 2001 ... Latest News page updated.

20 July 2001 ... Notes referring to my being absent on holiday removed from Home Page.

01 May 2001 ... Home page, Latest News (previously called, 'News Flash') and FAQ list amended.

24 April 2001 ... News Flash amended.

06 April 2001 ... Bibliography updated.

03 April 2001 ... Links page amended to show that the AAARGH site is open access again.

23 March 2001 ... FAQ revised and Summary of the Oradour story (suitable for children), added.

10 March 2001 ... This website has been open for 1 year today.

06 March 2001 ... Links amended.

02 March 2001 ... Many minor amendments to picture captions.

01 March 2001 ... Chapter 7 of AEOZ section "Other Explanations" extensively revised. Bibliography revised.

28 February 2001 ... Minor revisions to Chapters 2 and 6 of AEOZ.

27 February 2001 ... First page of Diekmann's original, hand-written Lebenslauf added to the Appendix list.

22 February 2001 ... All chapters of AEOZ reviewed and many minor corrections and additions made. All chapters converted to the Arial font to aid readability. SS insignia page added to appendix list.


17 February 2001 … Chapters 6,7 and 8 of AEOZ and the Postscript published. This update page divided into two parts to reflect the finishing of the story of Oradour. From now on there will be updates and revisions above the line.

30 January 2001 ... Amendment to Chapter 3 of AEOZ revising location of Kämpfe's death.

23 January 2001 ... 2 more photos of Tulle added.

20 January 2001 ... 3 more photos of 'old' Oradour added.

17 January 2001 … Map showing march route of Das Reich from Montauban to Limoges and beyond added to appendices.

15 January 2001 … Revised FAQ list.

14 January 2001 ... 3 Photos of original Oradour published.

08 January 2001 … Minor amendments to Chapter 1 of AEOZ.

05 January 2001 ... Revised map of the Haute-Vienne showing additional locations.

03 January 2001 ... Order of Battle for Das Reich added to appendices.

02 January 2001 ... 'Notes on Language and Terms Used', has been revised.

22 December 2000 ... Chapter 5 of AEOZ published.

14 December 2000 … Revised Bibliography.

11 December 2000 … Minor addition to Chapter3 of AEOZ, showing location of Panzer Grenadier School that Kahn was posted to in 1945.

01 December 2000 ... Revised Bibliography.

29 November 2000 ... Chapter 3 of, 'An Excess of Zeal' published.

17 November 2000 … Additional personal data for Diekmann added to the Appendices.

02 October 2000 ... Chapter 4 of, 'An Excess of Zeal' published.

24 September 2000 ... Amended completion date (December) shown on title page.

22 September 2000 … Minor amendments / corrections to Chapter 2 of, 'An Excess of Zeal'

04 September 2000 … Chapter 2 of, 'An Excess of Zeal' published.

30 August 2000 ... Opening times for Centre de la Mémoire added to FAQ list, minor corrections.

01 August 2000 ... Pictures of Charly-Oradour added and list of names of people from there who were killed at Oradour-sur-Glane added. Added to FAQ list.

26 July 2000 ... Report of Obersturmführer Gerlach added to Appendices.

24 July 2000 ... Minor corrections to Chapter 1 of, 'An Excess of Zeal' and 'How to get there'.

21 July 2000 ... Minor corrections to many pages. Chapter 1 of, 'An Excess of Zeal' (AEOZ) finished and published. This update page started and published.

10 March 2000 ... This website opened in a working form with many pictures and some appendices published at: http://www.oradour.btinternet.com


This page contains all the archived Additions and Updates and covers the time since the site was first opened on Friday 10th March 2000 up to the beginning of the current Additions and Updates page.

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