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The Trains To Life/ The Trains To Death Memorial is a powerful memorial to the children who were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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War Memorials are always sad, there are the simple and elegant, while others, pull no punches which... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The sculpture by Frank Meisler of 'Children on Train to Death and Children on Train to life' depicts, two sets of children. They share one platform back to back. The fortunate few children proceeding to life, are the Jewish children known as the...more
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Friedrichstrasse Railway Station, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Trains To Life/ The Trains To Death Memorial is a powerful memorial to the children who were saved from certain death by being granted transportation to Great Britain. It's a very powerful memorial, great detail has gone into the sculpures ,the story behind how...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

War Memorials are always sad, there are the simple and elegant, while others, pull no punches which makes them very compelling. The Kindertransport Memorial, covers all the aforementioned and what makes it that bit more powerful, is it is a reminder of the innocence of...More

1  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 28 April 2018

The Trains to Life / Trains to Death Memorial, is a bronze statue located outside Friedrichstraße Station on Georgenstrasse in Berlin. It was right beside our hotel. It's a very touching monument and it took us a number of viewings to realise it's symbolic importance....More

Thank dtlibra
Reviewed 18 April 2018

a really moving memorial - trains to life (for the many children who were taken to UK and so escaped the nightmare of the nazis) - train to death (for the many many many others). there is some info. on the windows opposite the memorial.

Thank markelders
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Significant outdoor art and memorial to an important effort to rescue a modest number of children who would have been murdered. Important to bear witness.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This memorial explains that the allied countries, mostly paid for by America, arranged to have Jewish children be shaperoned on trains to England where they would be accepted as refugees and therefore saved. However Hitler did not allow families or parents to be saved, just...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This memorial is to the Jewish children that were saved during WWII by Western allied countries who were willing to accept them as refugees, but they were only allowed to board these trains to England without their parents or families by Hitler's order. These children's...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This could so easily be missed and we did not know it was here. It was just chance we stopped at Friedrichstrasse station and went out this side to find this memorial. It is a beautiful memorial and we took time to walk around it...More

1  Thank Andyhud
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I happened across this memorial by accident. I cried. It's a beautiful statue and was very touching.

1  Thank Emmalaura M
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Afwul history, but worth to visit. Life and death. Very close of the train station. If you are in berlin, do not forget to pay you respect.

2  Thank Noora K
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