Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Kindertransport commemoration; Westbahnhof, Vienna, 14 March 2008 #austria-czech


Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

It is a pity many of you cannot read German because here is an article about
the commemoration which will take place at 11am at Westbahnhof, Vienna this
coming Friday 14 March 2008. There will be an unveiling of a bronze statue in
the main concourse for the Kindertransport that left Vienna for London from
this railway terminal via the Netherlands. The sculptress is Venezuelan-born
Flor Kent and the model for the child is Sam MORRIS, the great-grandson on one
of the original Kindertransport children:

http://www.bohmann.at/templates/index.cfm/id/23342/Die_Skulptur__Fuer_das_Kind

A seven-year old boy sits on a single suitcase, the only piece of luggage the
children were allowed to take with them. Some of the children were as young as
three years old and most never saw their parents again.

Sam will be there together with his great-grandmother Sara SCHREIBER. Other
dignitaries present will be representatives of the British Embassy and the
Jewish community of Vienna as well as Austrian officials.

At Liverpool Station there is already a statue commemorating these events:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindertransport

Celia Male [U.K.]

Join main@groups.jewishgen.org to automatically receive all group messages.