Kindertransport statue to mark refugees’ arrival in Essex from Germany

Posted on June 21, 2022

A memorial is being created for a UK port where thousands of children began arriving after they fled Nazi Germany before World War Two broke out.

The Kindertransport to Harwich, Essex, started after the anti-Jewish violence of Kristallnacht in November 1938.

The first children arrived by ferry at Harwich, on 2 December 1938, with some taken to London and others to local holiday camps such as Dovercourt Bay.

The bronze statue will be unveiled on Harwich quayside in September.

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