Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video is the last episode in the 26-volume World at War series that chronicles the history of World War II. The highly acclaimed series, narrated by Laurence Olivier, first aired on television in 1974. This program is entitled World at War, Vol. 26: Remembering, and is a tribute to the 55 million people who lost their lives during the course of the war. The tiny French village of Oradour is emblematic of this tragic loss of life. In 1944, the German army massacred all of its inhabitants. The men were herded into barns and shot. Then the women and children, huddled in a church, were murdered. The village has never been rebuilt, and the ruins stand as a mute reminder of the evil perpetrated by Hitler's Germany.