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