Trains To Life Trains To Death

Trains To Life Trains To Death

Trains To Life Trains To Death
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Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Friedrichstrasse • 1 min walk
  • Friedrichstraße • 2 min walk
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June A
Surrey, UK2,715 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Emotive and thought provoking statue of a family with their luggage preparing to board their transport to an unknown concentration camp. It's just outside Friedrichstraße station.
Written 7 May 2024
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Sara B
Belfast, UK70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Really emotive and thought-provoking statue. The detail and craftsmanship are truly wonderful. Really got me thinking about the decisions that people had to make at the train station. Life changing and in some cases life saving decisions about their children. Heartbreaking.
Written 2 March 2023
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Bennettbrian
Hebburn, UK2,699 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
A simple but moving work of art, depicting the difference of children sent to safety or sent to the concentration camps during the war. Lots of detail to admire while thinking of this terrible time in history. If nothing else it must make people think and remember how cruel the world can be.
Written 24 December 2022
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Clogs
Poland3,013 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Solo
Children should never be victims of man's follies. This memorial reminds us of the fate of so many of them, sent to London or to the camps. To life or to death. Breaks your heart. Very well executed artwork.
Written 18 June 2020
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Nick D
Calgary, Canada1,220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
the statue is marvelous in its artistry and design but it is a memorial to two fates. The sculpture by Frank Meisler has two sets of children. A few children proceeding to life as refugees in England the others transported to death . The memorial is outside the main downtown train station. Sobering.
Written 30 April 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a very small and pretty much overlooked, but very moving and emotional memorial. Cast in bronze, it represents two groups of children.
Fewer children on one side are waiting to embark the train for life, the rescue train to England to seek refuge.
The other bigger group are sadly waiting the trains for concentration camps.
Written 20 April 2020
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Carol K
New York City, NY427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
This statue and a parallel one at the Liverpool Street railway station in London, record the fact that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Jewish children were transported by rail from Berlin to England before the Second World War started. British families and institutions took them in because everyone knew that their futures were threatened in Germany and its allied countries. The statue in Berlin shows hopeful children bravely leaving home, and a few who couldn't. We know where the latter ended up.
Written 10 December 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,037 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This monument stands as a memory of the organised rescue effort to relocate children prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. It's part to imagine not only the horrors from which these children were saved, but also the trauma these children must've suffer having been separated from their parents. This monument, like the ones in London stands as a reminder of man's inhumanity to man. We should never forget, especially in illiberal times.
Written 28 September 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Trains To Life - Trains To Death is a beautiful and poignant memorial created by sculptor Frank Meisler.
Unveiled on the 30th November 2008 outside Friedrichstraße Train Station, the memorial commemorates the 1.6 million children who died in the Holocaust and 10.000 children who were granted entry in England,the sculptor Frank Meisler himself was one of those children who reached the safe shores of England, it's a beautiful monument, well detailed and very poignant, its easy to locate on the exit of the train station, its found on Georgenstraße and is most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.
Written 15 August 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Kindertransport Monument is a stunning monument to the horrors of WW2.
This stunning set of statues depicts children facing left and right ,the memorial reads "train to life - trains to death " indicating the the kids saved from Nazi death camps and the kids saved for transport to England.
After Kristallnacht on the 9th of November 1938 the British Parliament granted permission of kindertransport to England and the first train loads of children departed from Friedrichstraße Railway Station on the 30th November 1938 , so the location could not be more suited.
All in all 10.000 children were rescued ,all left their families behind who in most cases perished in the death camps .
The statue is so sad and at the same time uplifting, it's one of the most powerful war memorials in Berlin.
An absolutely poignant and inspiring monument, well worth checking out, its found on Friedrichstraße by the famous Friedrichstraße Train Station.
Written 12 August 2019
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