Peyrilhac Town Hall
This view looking at the Town Hall of the village of Peyrilhac in the Haute-Vienne, has been taken from the D39, which is the road, combined with the D101, that in about 8 kilometres leads to Oradour-sur-Glane. In this view, the cars are parked in front of the bakery, next door to which was the barn from which the rope was obtained to tie up Gerlach and his driver on the 9th of June 1944: see Gerlach's statement. It is the evidence presented by André Desourteaux (in his book, The Slaughter of our Village) that says Gerlach was held here by members of the GMR and not at Oradour-sur-Glane as he claimed in his statement. The village church is behind the photographer and on the left in about 100 metres.
© Michael Williams: revised 18 August 2016.