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" Kindertransport Sculptures "

Kindertransport is the name given to the rescue mission that began nine months prior to the outbreak of World War II. The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and the Free City of Danzig. The children were placed in
British foster homes, hostels, and farms.

In gratitude to the people of Great Britain and in commemoration of the 1.6 million children murdered in the Holocaust, four memorial sculptures were erected along the children's route to safety.


Kindertransport – the Arrival • London, Great Britain
Height: 2.3 meters
This sculpture commemorates the arrival of the Kindertransports at Liverpool Street Station in central London, from which the children were sent to foster homes and hostels.

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Kindertransport Danzig
Kindertransport Danzig

Kindertransport – the Departure • Gdansk-Danzig, Poland
Height: 2.2 meters

Erected at the main Railway Station of Gdansk
the sculpture depicts the departure of the Jewish
children for Great Britain shortly before their
families were deported and murdered in the
Holocaust


Trains to Life – Trains to Death • Berlin, Germany.
Height: 2.25 meters

Standing at the Friedrichstrasse Railway Station this bronze sculpture commemorates 1.6 million children murdered in the Holocaust and 10,000 children whose lives were saved by being granted entry into England in 1938.


Channel Crossing to Life • Hook of Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Height: 2.6 meters

Children awaiting embarkation at the ferry crossing from the continent to England. The final step which allowed them to escape from the hands of the Nazis.

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