Trains to Life – Trains to Death
|Trains to Life – Trains to Death|
The sculpture in 2009. In the foreground are the five children, and in the background are the two children (see article text).
|Dimensions||225 cm (89 in)|
Trains to Life – Trains to Death is a 2.25 meter outdoor bronze sculpture by architect and sculptor Frank Meisler, installed outside the Friedrichstraße station at the intersection of Georgenstraße and Friedrichstraße, in Berlin, Germany. It is the second in a series of so far five installations also on display near trainstations in London, Hamburg, Gdansk and Hoek van Holland.
The sculpture depicts two groups of children. One group is a pair of children symbolizing those saved by the Kindertransporte, which brought 10,000 Jewish children from soon-to-be Nazi-occuppied countries in Eastern Europe to safety in the United Kingdom and other countries. The other group consists of five children, who represent the 1,600,000 Jewish and non-Jewish children brought by Holocaust trains to the concentration camps and later killed there. Meisler himself was among those saved by the Kindertransporte.
- Children in the Holocaust
- Holocaust trains
- Kindertransport – The Arrival (2003), London
- Media related to Trains to Life, Trains to Death (memorial) at Wikimedia Commons
- Kindertransport Sculptures at Frank Meisler's official website
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