AUSTRIAN MEMORIAL HONOURS BRITISH PEOPLE
Für Das Kind – Vienna by artist Flor Kent
The sculpture will
honour the People of the United Kingdom for saving the lives of thousands of Austrian children between 1938-39
The tribute is planned to be unveiled by Mr Werner Faymann, the Minister of Transport of Austria.
A number of those rescued children, now in their seventies and eighties are expected to attend the event along with other official guests.
Most of the children left towards Great Britain from Westbahnhof Station during the Operation Kindertransport in 1938-39.
The ceremony will fall on the 70th anniversary of the „Anschluss“ – Annexation of Austria by Germany (German Reich) when troops of
- the German Wehrmacht and
- the SS crossed the German-Austrian border.