The Hotel de la Gare in St. Junien

    This view shows the building which once was the Hotel de la Gare in St. Junien (it faces the railway station which is just to the rear of the photographer). This is where Kahn and his company-troop reserved billets for themselves on the 10th June and where Diekmann and Kahn planned the attack on Oradour on the 10th. As can be seen it is no longer a hotel and is in fact up for rental. As a matter of interest, when I enquired at the station if it had been the Hotel de la Gare, the young members of staff on duty at the time, had no idea at all that it had ever been a hotel: how quickly we forget!

Hotel de la Gare in St. Junien


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Michael Williams: July 2010