“Trains To Life – Trains To Death” – Commemorating the Kindertransporte of 1938

Statues at Friedrichstraße

Statues at Friedrichstr

It has been 80 years that the first group of Jewish children arrived in London at Liverpool Station. The British Parliament had decided that 10 000 children should be saved from terror and death in Nazi Germany. On Sunday, December 2nd 2018, Amnesty groups from Berlin, Danzig, Prag, Wien and Hoek of Holland joined the Mayfair and Soho group London to commemorate this date 80 years ago.

They all assembled at the same time to lay down flowers at the Kindertransporte monuments. Today, again, children without their parents are seeking shelter in Europe. The British Parliament’s generous offer 80 years ago is an example that should be followed by governments today.