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Memorial

Kindertransport Kindertransport

Statue: Kindertransport

Erection date: 2006

Inscription

{On a plaque on a nearby wall:}
Hope Square, dedicated to the Children of the Kindertransport, who found hope and safety in Britain through the gateway of Liverpool Street Station.
Association of Jewish Refugees, Central British Fund for World Jewish Relief, 2006.

{On a plaque behind the statues:}
Children of the Kindertransport
In gratitude to the people of Britain for saving the lives of 10,000 unaccompied mainly Jewish children who fled from Nazi persecution in 1938 and 1939.
"Whosoever rescues a single soul is credited as thought they had saved the whole world." Talmud

{To the sides of the statues are 16 bronze blocks carry place-names:}
Cologne, Hanover, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Bremen, Munich, Danzig, Breslau, Prague, Hamburg, Mannheim, Leipzig, Berlin, Vienna

{On a plaque attached to the railway track behind the statues:}
Frank Meisler, Arie Ovadia, 2006

We find these children rather creepy, in a 'Village of the Damned' sort of way. The sculptor, Meisler was one of the children saved.

Site: Kindertransport (1 memorial)

EC2, Liverpool Street , Hope Square, Liverpool Street Station

There are other related statue groups by the same sculptor at a number of other stations including: the main Railway Station in Gdansk, Poland; Dammtor Bahnhof Hamburg; Friedrichstrasse Railway Station Berlin; Ferry Port Rotterdam.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Kindertransport

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Holocaust / Holocaust Memorial Day

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Kindertransport

10,000 unaccompied mainly Jewish children fled from Nazi persecution in 1938 ...

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World War 2

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Kindertransport

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Association of Jewish Refugees

The AJR provides an extensive range of social and welfare services, and grant...

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Central British Fund for World Jewish Relief

Now known as the World Jewish Fund.  Established in 1933 as the Central Briti...

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Frank Meisler

Architect and sculptor. Born Danzig. Arrived in England via the Kindertranspo...

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Arie Ovadia

A sculptor who frequently works alongside Meisler.

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