FAREWELL MEMORIAL / PRAGUE
In the hardest of times, the Prague Main Station on Wilsonova street witnessed ultimate sadness and ultimate bravery. In 1939, an unlikely hero Nicholas Winton helped 669 mostly Jewish children leave Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and escape the cruelties of concentration camps. The majority of the parents who cried as they watched the trains depart died during the Holocaust.
The Farewell memorial is the second memorial created to honor these “Winton trains”. It was unveiled on 27th May 2017 at the very station, where these events took place. Hunat Glass was chosen for the task also thanks to our work at our Museum of Crystal Touch. We understood from the very start that being appointed to create and execute a memento of such a powerful story was not only an honor, but also a great responsibility.
If you visit the Prague Main Station, find a few seconds to observe the memorial and try to imagine the bravery of the parents, who gave up their children but also gave them a chance at a better life.
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