Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Berlin
Stadt Berlin

Land Berlin

Georgen straße
(Bahnhof Friedrichstraße)

Kindertransport - Züge in das Leben, Züge in den Tod

Kindertransport - Trains to Life, Trains to Death

Frank Meisler & Arie Ovadia
2008

Berlin /  Kindertransport - Züge in das Leben, Züge in den Tod   Berlin /  Kindertransport - Züge in das Leben, Züge in den Tod

Description

Bronze sculpture group of five children with luggage.

Berlin - Kindertransport - Züge in das Leben, Züge in den Tod Berlin - Kindertransport - Züge in das Leben, Züge in den Tod Berlin - Kindertransport - Züge in das Leben, Züge in den Tod

Inscription(s)

züge in das leben
züge in den tod
1938-1945
trains to life
trains to death

Signature

skulptur frank meisler, arie ovadia · 2008

Information Sign

sculptors: frank meisler, arie ovadia · 2008
die skulptur entstand dank des engagements von lisa bechner, den
unterstuetzer der kindertransport organisation berlin und sponsoren:
this sculpture has been created thanks to the efforts of ms. lisa bechner,
and the generous contributions of:

List of names

Frank Meiser
in memory of his parents Meta (née Boss) and Michael Meisler · Danzig

Kindertransport

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.

The sculptor Frank Meisler is one of the children saved by this transportation. He left his hometown Danzig at the age of 10 in 1939. His parents soon afterwards died in Auschwitz. From 1960 he lives and works in Israel.

Sculptors

Tags

Location N 52°31'11" E 13°23'15"

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