Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Two pictures from Sunday. I hadn't been out of the main entrance at Liverpool Street in several years, so this monument was new to me:

The plaque says

Children of the Kindertransport

In gratitude to the people of Britain for saving the lives of 10,000 unaccompanied mostly Jewish children who fled from Nazi persecution in 1938 and 1939.
"Whosoever rescues a single soul is credited as though they had saved the whole world" - Talmud
Dedicated by
Association of Jewish Refugees
Central British Fund for World Jewish Relief

And there was this, on the wall of the V&A next to the staff entrance:

I work very near the Cenotaph, and the wreaths there are impressive and moving; and some of us went out and did our 2 minutes' silence out there this morning; and I didn't and wish I had.
But the everyday monuments to ordinary people being called to do extraordinary things, and responding to the call, also resonate.

1 comment:

Janet said...

Thanks for these photos. I am an American living in Dublin. It's only when I am Britain for Remembrance Day ceremonies that I feel the full impact of the day. I feel it's so important to remember all those lives lost and the many acts of courage shown by quite ordinary people.