kindertransport frank-meisler hoek-van-holland Channel Crossing-to-Life
kindertransport frank-meisler hoek-van-holland Channel Crossing-to-Life
kindertransport frank-meisler hoek-van-holland Channel Crossing-to-Life

A bronze sculpture by Frank Meisler, installed on the Koningin Emmaboulevard in the ferry port (Hoek van Holland, NL).

The sculpture is reminiscent of the Kindertransport of children from Germany, Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia, who were considered Jewish according to the Nuremberg Laws. They were brought to Great Britain from the German Reich or from countries threatened by it and usually left from the Hoek van Holland to Harwich. The transports were supported by the Dutch government and volunteers. From the first transport on December 2, 1938 to the last one when war broke out in 1939, around 10,000 children came to Great Britain.

The bronze sculpture was unveiled on November 30, 2011 by the Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb. Also present were almost 40 guests who had come to Great Britain as children on the transports, including the artist Frank Meisler himself.


Source: Kindertransport - Channel Crossing to Life - Wikipedia