02 December 2008

WW - Children of the Kindertransport, Hope Square, Liverpool Stret Station



This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of Wordless Wednesday commemorates the 70th anniversaty of the the arrival of the first kinder in the UK on 2 December 1938. Please see my previous two posts for further information on the Kindertransport

49 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

What a beautiful memorial to the children and the good people who took them into their homes!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Kay

Devika said...

That made the kinder series full :)

thanks Jams...

wishes,
devika

EastCoastLife said...

I feel sad for those children who had lost their family and homes.

Anonymous said...

Excellent photographs

Anonymous said...

Excellent photographs

Anonymous said...

Excellent photographs

Anonymous said...

Excellent photographs

Anonymous said...

Excellent photographs

Mojo said...

I'm not familiar with the story (or perhaps just forgotten it) but the statuary is superb. So are the photos. Were you using some kind of soft focus, or did the weather provide that? Looks like it was a pretty dreary day.

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The Lone Beader said...

I really like the expressions in their faces!

Also, thanks for your comment on my blog! I would love to make a Porcupine Tree album cover! Great idea! :D

CherryPie said...

Wonderful photos of the statues!

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone!

Carver said...

What meaningful and beautiful sculpture. I just read your other posts about it and it's so touching.

Gabriel said...

Fantastic pictures once again!!!

My post will be up soon. In the meantime, come and take part of my Christmas giveaway (ends on Sunday!)

My WW post...

James Higham said...

Lovely memorial.

julie said...

What a wonderful memorial to remind people about history.

The girl looks like Pippi Longstockings :)

sweetytots said...

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Lori said...

Great shots. They look like chocolate. Happy WW:)

Julia Smith said...

Really wonderful shots - I'm guessing a foggy day gave them their diffuse glow. Really great posts earlier on the Kindertransport program and Richard Attenborough.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

oh those are so nice, and love the droplets

YellowRose said...

Beautiful photos and such a beautiful tribute to those who helped the children. Thanks for posting the stories in the previous posts, very touching and informative.

The Right Blue said...

I enjoyed your series of posts about the kinder transport, Jams. The photos of the memorial statues was the frosting on the cake.

catsynth said...

Such a terrible time, but full of moments of kindness and generosity like the stories this statue commemorates. I knew that many children were rescued from the Nazis, but I didn't know the details of the kindertransport in the UK as describes in your articles. Thanks for sharing this.

Rizza said...

very very good shots! i really love them... you got all the details, it's really nice :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely shots of a beautiful sculpture. If only history hadn't been so cruel.
Happy WW
:)

luna miranda said...

beautiful memorial, great shots!

Robin said...

What a powerful sculpture. I can see how it would touch your heart and draw you to learn more about the children it depicts.

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone

Pretty Life Online said...

Cool catch for wordless! I hope you'll visit my corner too if you get the chance.

Elizabeth Bonds said...

Those pictures are beautiful.

Happy WW!

Snap Catch said...

Nice shot for wordless!

Aniqueanik said...

nice shots, love the last photo.thanks for visiting. Happy WW!

SandyCarlson said...

Powerful. Your photos go straight to my heart.

Gattina said...

That is a very beautiful and expressive memorial ! Poor children have always been the innocent victims. I read a book about the last Kindertransportations to Australia to empty the orphanages in the UK. The last transport was in the 60th ! not so long ago. The horrible thing was, some of the children had still parents who where temporarily hospitalized.

lisaschaos said...

Lovely statues! I'm glad they are not forgotten.

Sue said...

Haunting images....Thank you for stopping by Jams and have a great rest of the week.

Indrani said...

Innocent look on their faces. Nice shots.

Jenn in Holland said...

Ah, the detail is just striking! Lovely photographs Jams.

DNLee said...

great stature portraits. Thanks for stopping by. And thanks for the History Lesson.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Toia said...

Great shots. My favorite one is the last one. It's so up close and personal. Happy WW!!

Sreisaat said...

Thanks for sharing the history behind the statue... the photos are haunting, it makes us not forget what happened way back.

Rach (Heart of Rachel) said...

That's a very interesting sculpture. The last one shows a lot of emotions. Thanks for visiting my other blog.

Jim said...

Hi Jams, I sure am glad they have these children (bronz I take it??) there in the station. Current generations need to be aware of this.
Thank you for writing up the Kindertransport. It is similar the U.S. underground railroad in nature and scope except our people moved were not necessarily childrden
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shiera (bisdakbabbles) said...

Fantastic photos!
Looking at those sculptures is so heart-warming

mama meji said...

I have no idea about this celebration but your photos are beautiful . That last photo is perfectly captured- the expression of the subject on the image is so clear.