Refugee Week #1 – Kindertransport

This week is Refugee Week and we will be highlighting some war memorials that commemorate refugees.

The first is the Kindertransport memorial, unveiled in 2006 outside Liverpool Street Station, London.  The memorial consists of a group of five lifesize bronze statues of children.  They are depicted standing at the end of a railway line with their luggage.

The inscription reads as follows,

Children of the Kindertransport/ In gratitude to the people of Britain, for saving the lives/ of 10,000 unaccompanied mainly Jewish children/ who fled from Nazi persecution 1938 and 1939/ ‘Whosever rescues a single soul is credited/ as though they had saved the whole world’/ Talmud/ Dedicated by/ Association of Jewish Refugees/ Central British Fund for World Jewish Relief/ 2006

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