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Kindertransport Memorial

Friedrichstrasse Railway Station, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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A moving memorial.

This could so easily be missed and we did not know it was here. It was just chance we stopped at... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Andyhud
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Touching memorial

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

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Emmalaura M
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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 17 August 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

1  Thank Andyhud
Reviewed 6 August 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
Reviewed 16 February 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.

2  Thank Noora K
Reviewed 13 January 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

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 28 December 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.

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Came across this quite by accident but stood looking at it for ages The tragedy and horror the children suffered alongside the good fortune of those who were Kinder children (and I knew one such lady who came to Ireland) Visit and remember!!

Thank HenryHull
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

At Friedrichstrasse train station they have a memorial for the kinder transport and for the kids who were sent to the camps. I know a woman who was sent by her parents with her sister and that's how they were saved

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Come out of Friedrichstrasse Station, by the McDonalds outlet, turn right and right again, toy are met by the Memorial to the Kindertransport. The statues show two groups heading in opposite direction, West, heading to the UK and life, East, to Auschwitz and a certain...More

Thank rphood2004
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I just stubbed upon this memorial. The memorial is located outside of Friedrichstrasses station. It is a nice memorial to all the children saved from the war on the Kindertransports. There is some informational signs located along the wall to the station to tell more...More

1  Thank aorton
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

You can easily walk past this memorial - it is not small by any means and yet it blends in with the surrounding. Worth keeping a look out for it! Like many other memorials in Berlin, it speaks a thousand words of hope and tragedy....More

1  Thank zove2016
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