Statue of a standing girl (which is missing - see photo here) and a sitting boy next to a suitcase. They are placed on a large stone block, inscribed FOR THE CHILD - FÜR DAS KIND - PRO DÍTĚ
The original statue was dedicated in 2003. In that version the girl stood next to a glass suitcase, which contained objects that the real children had brought with them to England. Problems with conserving the objects and the need for planning permission to be granted to add the figure of the boy have caused the delays in it's return.
FÜR DAS KIND - DISPLACED
by Flor Kent
commemorating the greatness of ordinary people in extraordinary times
Liverpool Street Station - London
Hlavní Nídraží Station - Prague
Westbahnhof Statien - Vienna
In tribute to all those who helped rescue 10,000 Jewish and other children
escaping Nazi persecution through the Kindertransports from Austria,
Czechoslovakia and Germany to the United Kingdom in 1938-39.
Liverpool Street Station was the main place of arrival and the meeting point
for the children and their sponsors and foster families.
In memory of the millions, including over one and a half million children,
who were killed during the Holocaust.
They will not be forgotten
Dedicated 16 September 2003 Rededicated 21 May 2011
by Sir Nicholas Winton
and many other generous donors & supporters
With special thanks to:|
Crown Fine Arts
Ministry of Transportation, Innovation and Technology of Austria
Ministry of Transport of the Czech republic
Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust
Schreiber Charitable Trust
Winton Train Inspiration by Goodness
The Religious Society of Friends - The Quakers
For instigating the Kindertransports and their unique role in getting
the British Parliament to change legislation in order to accept
the children into Great Britain
Náboženské společnosti přátel - Kvakerům
za podnět k zahájeni transportů dětí a za jejich unikátní roli při
prosazení změny zákona v britském Parlamentu nutné pro přijetí
dětí do Velké Británie
- Flor Kent (Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, 1961),
Sources & Information
Location N 51°31'3" W 0°4'55"
Item Code: gblo172; Photograph: 8 August 2014
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