Robert Hebra ( FR. Robert Hébras , June 29, 1925 ) - one of the survivors of the massacre in Oradour-sur-Glan ( Upper Vienne department ), which occurred on June 10, 1944 .
|Date of Birth||June 29, 1925 (94 years old)|
|Place of Birth||Oradour-sur-Glan ( France )|
|Awards and prizes|
His mother Maria, nine-year-old sister Denise, and 22-year-old sister Georgette died during this massacre. In addition to Robert himself, his father survived from his family, who accidentally left the village that day, and his sister Elena, who had previously married and left.
Robert himself, during the execution of village men, pretended to be dead and lay in a heap of corpses when the Nazis set fire to them. He was severely burned and twice wounded, but managed to get out of the village. Later he took an active part in the resistance movement .
In 1953, he spoke at a trial in Bordeaux against the perpetrators of the Oradour massacre. In 1983, he appeared as a witness in a lawsuit against Heinz Barth, one of the participants in the Oradur massacre who lived in the GDR .
Married, has a son and three grandchildren. Lives in Saint-Junien , near Oradour.
Order of the Legion of Honor , June 9, 2001 .
In 2008, Robert Hebra received the Austrian Memorial Service Award . The award ceremony was held at the Austrian embassy in Paris on March 17.
Order of Merit to the Federal Republic of Germany , September 21, 2012  .
- Robert Hébras: Oradour-Sur-Glane, le drame heure par heure , ISBN 2-909-82600-7
- André Desourtreaux & Robert Hébras: Oradour / Glane, notre village assassiné , ISBN 2-847-02003-9