The exhibition “For the Child” is on display at the Austrian Cultural Forum London until September 30. Starting in August, it can also be visited in Vienna – in the Neubau District Museum as well as in the Meidling District Court.
The presentation “For the Child”, put together in 2014 by Rosie Potter and Patricia Ayre, commemorates those children and young people who escaped the murderous machinery of the Nazis with the so-called “Kindertransport” (Refugee Children’s Movement). Around 2,500 children were brought to England and removed out of harm’s way on 23 trains from Vienna’s Westbahnhof train station between December 1938 and August 1939. More than two thirds of them never saw their parents again; often they were the only members of their families who survived the Holocaust. Based on the few belongings that these children were allowed to take with them, the show tells of their fates and of the history of the Kindertransport.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the exhibition is also available online – at https://www.acflondon.org/events/virtual-exhibition-fuer-das-kind-child/
From August 21 to September 17, the exhibition can be visited at the Neubau District Museum in Vienna, and from September 22 it will be shown at the Meidling District Court.
Neubau District Museum
7th District in Vienna, Stiftgasse 8
Meidling District Court
12th District in Vienna, Schönbrunner Straße 222-228/3/5th floor