Koningin Emmaboulevard, monument 'Channel Crossing to Life'
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Koningin Emmaboulevard, monument 'Channel Crossing to Life'

In 1938 and 1939 the so-called children's transports were organized from Germany, Austria and Poland. With this, some ten thousand Jewish children found refuge in England. These transports went largely via the Hoek van Holland station. There the children switched from the train to the boat. The driving force behind the transports was the Dutch banker's wife Truus Wijsm? Ller. As a reminder, monuments have been placed in Gdansk, Berlin, Hamburg, at the Hook of Holland transfer point and at the final destination in London. The Hoekse monument 'Channel crossing to life', made by artist Frank Meisler, faces the sea. There was freedom.

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Koningin Emmaboulevard 1
3151 HG Rotterdam
South Holland The Netherlands

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