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Address: Friedrichstrasse Railway Station, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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   The sculpture by Frank Meisler of 'Children on Train to Death...

   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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 death. This was the Station that the Nazi's used for the transportation of Jews before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of the story to the transports. It you are in the area you should take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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. If you are interested in holocaust history, don't miss this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

One could so easily miss this remarkable memorial to the Kinder transport,set as it is just behind the entrance to the U-bahn. On the opposite side of Friedrichstrasse railway station from the Traenen Palast the near life size figures represent as stated elsewhere, the two sets of children transported from this place. The bronze coloured boy and girl facing the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Just outside the Friedrichstrasse S-bahn station, you see this memorial with children facing two directions---one toward a new life in a new country, frightening as that must have been, and the other toward senselesss death at the hands of murderers with an insane ideology and political power, people vicious enough to murder children systematically along with adults.. This is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

another monument of the holocaust in berlin. not one of the must see, but if you get to fridrichstrasse drop by and have a look

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

Just outside Friedrichstrasser station, this memorial is to how different your life can be, not by choice but because of ethnicity. It depicts two families, one whose train journey is full of life and the other whose is of death. Very poignant and reflective. Something to see if you are passing or combine with another sight

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Visited this memorial as part of the "Jewish" Berlin tour. The sculpture speaks volumes! It is deeply moving & thoughtful! Provokes conversation about sacrifices made during this dark period in the European history. Not to be missed

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