Agence France-PresseJanuary 15, 2014 13:03
Italy has launched a enquiry into the massacre of 642 people in a French town during World War II, in which an Italian and her seven children died, media reported Wednesday.
"The enquiry has just begun. It will not be easy, but we will do everything possible," prosecutor Marco de Paolis, who has convicted dozens of German war criminals in the past, told Ansa news agency.
In June 1944, SS troops massacred most inhabitants of the tiny village of Oradour-sur-Glane in western France.