Macron attends ceremony to mark eightieth anniversary of Nazi bloodbath at Oradour-sur-Glane | EUROtoday

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French President Emmanuel Macron attended a memorial ceremony on Monday to mark the eightieth anniversary of the Nazi bloodbath on the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, the positioning of one of many worst massacres by the Nazis in World War II. The village was destroyed by SS troops in 1944 and 642 inhabitants had been killed.

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Macron was joined on the ceremony by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who warned in opposition to the hazards of nationalism, a day after European elections noticed advances for the far proper.

It is “fittingly on the day after the European elections that I say: let us never forget the damage done in Europe by nationalism and hate. Let us never forget the miracle of reconciliation the European Union has worked”, Steinmeier mentioned on the ceremony.

Macron known as post-war Franco-German ties “the lifeblood of our European project”.

“It is in this memory, in the ashes of Oradour, that we have to ensure the strength of this reconciliation is reborn,” mentioned the French president.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)