Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

In Paris, a Bittersweet Thanksgiving after Deadly Attacks

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

In Paris, a Bittersweet Thanksgiving after Deadly Attacks

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PARIS * The turkey will be dished up with heaps of sadness for thousands of American expatriates celebrating Thanksgiving in Paris after the city's worst attacks in recent memory.

For some it's an opportunity for a return to relative peace, after the Nov. 13 attacks on a rock concert, cafes and the national stadium that left 130 dead and traumatized the nation.

"It's definitely a great time to get together with friends. We have to return to some level of normalcy," said teaching assistant Nadia Alhadi from Detroit, who acknowledged that her Thanksgiving will be bittersweet.

She was dashing to an American-run shop to stock up on last- minute supplies of pumpkin puree and chicken broth Thursday afternoon.

"It's absolutely terrible what happened. There's a lot to be thankful about this year. Number one: that I'm safe because I was near the Bataclan when it happened," she said, referring to the concert hall where at least 89 people were killed when three gunmen opened fire during a concert by Eagles of Death Metal. …

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