" 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
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
Trains to Life – Trains to Death • Berlin,
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
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.