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History Türkheim became better known through the battle that took place there between the French under Turenne and the Imperials on the 6th of January 1675. The Imperials, surprised by the French move in mid-winter, lost despite the help given by the city which tried to slow the French down. This let Turenne to let his soldateska loose on the city. It was looted and sacked for two weeks. The remaining inhabitants put to the sword or hanged from the trees. Neither women nor children were spared. Most of the population had escaped in the night of the 5th to the 6th of January through every opening in the walls, it is said, at the approach of the French which brought them the surname "Lochschlüpfer" (hole-slider). Those who remained were essentially the poor, the old, sick and the women. The children and even the babies are massacred. The women raped, and when they resisted, their breasts were cut off. The churches were not spared either and the bells destroyed. Of all this the archives conserve the remembrance.
This should give you what you are looking for....http://blog.unsri-heimet.eu/dossiers/turkheim-ville-martyre/ Theeurocrat (talk) 10:57, 6 January 2012 (UTC)