Polish Kindertransport memorial restored to its Gdansk city centre site

Posted on June 14, 2023

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The Kindertransport monument in the Polish city of Gdansk, which had been in storage since 2019, has been restored to its former position in front of the central station.

Its return was marked by a ceremony this week attended by the mayor, Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, and Israel’s ambassador to Poland, Jacov Livne.

The monument, first unveiled in 2009, had been removed to make way for station renovations. It depicts children of different ages — three girls and two boys — standing with their luggage waiting for their train’s departure.

It is one of five such monuments by Israeli sculptor Frank Meisler, who was himself saved by the Kindertransport. The others stand in or near railway stations in London (unveiled in 2006), Berlin (2008), Rotterdam (2011) and Hamburg (2015).

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