Shameful

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Vanessa Burnett

On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. 81 of the children were transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture of 82 children by Marie Uchytilová commemorates those children attacked from Lidice who died. 

 

disgusting barbarians
bred from power
they were evil tyrants

sacrificing the innocent
the vulnerable
for personal gain

they chose cruelty
and still slept well
while all the rest suffered

how inhumane they were
how so many still are
shameful

 

 

19 thoughts on “Shameful

    1. This is one of the reasons I don’t believe Hell is a destination, we are already here. It is hard to see it or read about it but it’s a necessary evil (so to speak) so it reminds us not to ever have something like that happen again!

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    1. Art will do that to a person! I was equally drawn to it as well as inspired to add my two cents. I would probably use stronger expletives had I had the opportunity to meet those monsters who instigated these acts. Thanks for your kindness, Deborah! ❤

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