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"Children of the Kindertransport" @ Hope Square, Liverpool Street Station, London ( 2 Views ) | by Loco Steve
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"Children of the Kindertransport" @ Hope Square, Liverpool Street Station, London ( 2 Views )

Took this image today while on a city walkabout..

Hope Square is dedicated to the Children of the Kindertransport, who found hope and safety in Britain through the gateway of Liverpool Street Station.

Association of Jewish Refugees, Central British Fund for World Jewish Relief, 2006.

 

On a plaque behind the statues

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 in 1938 and 1939.

"Whosoever rescues a single soul is credited as thought they had saved the whole world." Talmud

 

To the sides of the statues are 16 bronze blocks carry place-names

Cologne, Hanover, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Bremen, Munich, Danzig, Breslau, Prague, Hamburg, Mannheim, Leipzig, Berlin, Vienna

 

On a plaque attached to the railway track behind the statues Frank Meisler, Arie Ovadia, 2006

The sculptor, Meisler was one of the children saved.

 

Selective colour used with ipiccy..

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Taken on December 31, 2014