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Kindertransport Memorial

Friedrichstrasse Railway Station, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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The Trains to Life / Trains to Death Memorial, is a bronze statue located outside Friedrichstraße... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dtlibra
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Ennis, Ireland
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a really moving memorial - trains to life (for the many children who were taken to UK and so... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
markelders
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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The sculpture by Frank Meisler of 'Children on Train to Death and Children on Train to life' depicts, two sets of children. They share one platform back to back. The fortunate few children proceeding to life, are the Jewish children known as the Kindertransport, who were fortunate to be accepted as refugees in England. The other grouping represents the hundreds of thousands of Jewsih Children transported to death.
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Friedrichstrasse Railway Station, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Trains to Life / Trains to Death Memorial, is a bronze statue located outside Friedrichstraße Station on Georgenstrasse in Berlin. It was right beside our hotel. It's a very touching monument and it took us a number of viewings to realise it's symbolic importance....More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

a really moving memorial - trains to life (for the many children who were taken to UK and so escaped the nightmare of the nazis) - train to death (for the many many many others). there is some info. on the windows opposite the memorial.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Significant outdoor art and memorial to an important effort to rescue a modest number of children who would have been murdered. Important to bear witness.

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Reviewed January 19, 2018

This memorial explains that the allied countries, mostly paid for by America, arranged to have Jewish children be shaperoned on trains to England where they would be accepted as refugees and therefore saved. However Hitler did not allow families or parents to be saved, just...More

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Reviewed January 19, 2018

This memorial is to the Jewish children that were saved during WWII by Western allied countries who were willing to accept them as refugees, but they were only allowed to board these trains to England without their parents or families by Hitler's order. These children's...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

This could so easily be missed and we did not know it was here. It was just chance we stopped at Friedrichstrasse station and went out this side to find this memorial. It is a beautiful memorial and we took time to walk around it...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

I happened across this memorial by accident. I cried. It's a beautiful statue and was very touching.

1  Thank Emmalaura M
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Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Afwul history, but worth to visit. Life and death. Very close of the train station. If you are in berlin, do not forget to pay you respect.

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Reviewed January 12, 2017

The Kindertransport Memorial, also referred to as the Trains to Life - Trains to Death, is a bronze sculptural arrangement worth keeping an eye out for, located outside Friedrichstraße Station on Georgenstrasse in Berlin. This is a touching monument created by Frank Meisler in 2009,...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2016

Our hotel was just across the road from this statue situated outside Friedrichstrasse station so passed it many times. It is a lovely well cast monument and it is easy to guess what it stands for. Very moving.

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