Kindertransport statue to mark WWII refugees’ arrival in Harwich

Posted on September 2, 2022

A memorial has been unveiled to mark the arrival of 10,000 children to the UK who sought safety from Nazi Germany before the start of World War Two.

The bronze statue by artist Ian Wolter has gone up at Harwich quayside.

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

Guests at the unveiling of the statue included more than 30 refugees who arrived on the Kindertransport.

There’s a video here:

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