Madame Rouffanche

Madame Rouffanche
Photograph courtesy of the Centre de la Mémoire, Oradour-sur-Glane, France.

    Madame Marguerite Rouffanche, the sole survivor from the church on 10th June. Madame Rouffanche spent over a year convalescing from her wounds (she was shot 5 times), but she was well enough to give evidence at the trial in Bordeaux in 1953. She eventually returned to Oradour-sur-Glane when the new village was built and lived there until her death in March 1988. This wanting to stay near the village is a feature of many of the survivors and their relatives, a desire to be near their families.

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