On October 26, 1935, the Catholic Church reached an accord with the Nazi government over flags . From then on, the papal flag would fly over churches on church holidays, while the Nazi flag would fly on state holidays. The flags were never to fly at the same time. This deal was made personally between Adolf Hitler and Bishop Conrad von Presying of Berlin. Here, the swastika flutters over the Cologne Cathedral.
Nazi attack upon the martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane inFrance during WWII. This atrocity was carried out on Saturday 10th June 1944 by soldiers of the Der Führer Regiment of the 2nd Waffen-SS Panzer Division Das Reich. On that day they killed a total of 642 men, women and children and destroyed the entire village without giving any reason for their action to the inhabitants and to this day there is no universally accepted explanation for the massacre. Only six people survived.