Kinder Transport Train
The Kindertransport (“children’s train”) engine shape is filled with numerous postage stamp images of trains, including several from Czechoslovakia, the country of origin for (Sir) Nicholas Winton’s rescue mission. Love stamps form the railroad tracks, honoring the extraordinary love of parents who had the courage to place the lives of their children in the hands of compassionate strangers. Always looming was Hitler’s evil plan, dramatically represented by a single stamp bearing his visage within the smoke of the train as the children board. Tragically, more than 200 children aboard one last train from Prague were unable to escape when their kindertransport was prevented from crossing the border due to the outbreak of World War II on September 1, 1939.