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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
City Of London
Town
City
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945): The Holocaust
Maker
MS FLOR KENT
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 September 2003
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54206
Previous locations
  • Formerly Piazza outside station. July 2011 on ground floor near entrance to Underground station.
    Liverpool Street Railway Station
    Bishopsgate
    City
    City Of London
    Greater London
    EC2M 7QN
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 332 816
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Glass case representing a suitcase containing objects collected from the Kinder. The case is modelled on a surviving case. The case is fixed to a heavy plinth of Portland stone. A bronze figure of a girl stands on the plinth observing the glass case. Objects contained in the case include toys, books, clothes, family photographs and letters.
Inscription
PLAQUE: FUR DAS KIND/ (FOR THE CHILD) BY FLOR KENT/ IN DEEP GRATITUDE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM/ FOR SAVING THE LIVES OF 10 000 CHILDREN WHO FLED TO THIS COUNTRY/ FROM NAZI PERSECUTION ON THE KINDERTRANSPORTS IN 1938-9/ 'WHOSEVER RESCUES A SINGLE SOUL IS CREDITED/ AS THOUGH THEY HAD SAVED THE WHOLE WORLD'/ TALMUD/ DEDICATED BY THE CENTRAL BRITISH FUND FOR WORLD JEWISH RELIEF/ 16 SEPTEMBER 2003/ THE SCULPTURE BEHIND YOU INCLUDES PERSONAL ITEMS CARRIED BY THE CHILDREN WHO/ ARRIVED AT LIVERPOOL STREET STATION FROM EUROPE ON THE KINDERTRANSPORTS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945): The Holocaust
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Case
    Measurements: depth c 850mm, height c 1800mm, width c 2250mm
    Materials: Glass
  • Trophy / Relic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Figure
    Measurements: height c 1200mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 800mm, height 630mm, width c 3000mm
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
History
The sulpture was dismantled when it was found that the facilities affecting the environmental conditions of the case were not performing correctly. The artefacts were returned to the Imperial War Museum. July 2011 the figures were seen to have been relocated to the ground floor level. The memorial has been replaced with a bronze sculpture and plaque. (Our ref. 54207 and 57799.)
Costs

Memorial: c £90 000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,private,other
Reference
  • Jewish Chronicle 9 / 24 August 2001

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