Vélodrome ?Hiver

February 25, 2011
By AthenaBook SILVER, Arlington, Virginia
AthenaBook SILVER, Arlington, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
You should not live the way the world asks, but the way that you ask of yourself.


There is a city
Across the water
Buried in secrets
Washed in tears

There is a city
Across the water
With forgotten history
And bloodied soil

There is a city
Across the water
With dying children
And parents who are no longer
Living

There is a city
Across the water
With walls and ramparts
Surrounding the past

There is a city
Across the water
Filled with sorrows
And hope

There is a city
Across the water
That fell to a power
That was out to destroy
a human race

There is a city
Across the water
With thousands dead
And thousands more
with scars

From the terrible
And forgotten times
Of the 1942
Vélodrome ?Hiver

There is a city across the water
With history
That we must remember
And honor

There is a city across the water
Filled
With tears of sorrow
And tears
Of remembrance

There is a city across the water
That lives again.


The author's comments:
This is about the French round up of Jews in WWII. It is not meant to offend anyone, but to educate people about the time. On Nazi orders, French police arrested over 3,000 Jewish families (over 6,000 people) and they were shipped to Concentration Camps. Less then 1,070 made it back. Remember them.

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