Trains to Life – Trains to Death
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English Trains to Life – Trains to Death
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, Gdańsk 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-occupied 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.
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German Züge ins Leben – Züge in den Tod: 1938–1939
Das Denkmal Züge in das Leben – Züge in den Tod; trains to death – trains to life 1938–1939 ist die zweite von bisher fünf Skulpturen zur Kindertransporthistorie 1938–39, erschaffen vom gebürtigen Danziger und Zeitzeugen Frank Meisler. In gemeinsamer Arbeit mit Lisa Sophie Bechner, Kindertransport Organisation Deutschland e.V., ist diese Skulptur am authentischen Abfahrtsort der Kinder, dem Bahnhof Berlin Friedrichstraße, entstanden.