Holocaust Memorial Day
Today is International Holocaust Memorial day, to remember the time when the Nazis wiped out millions upon millions of Jews, Romanys, gays, just about anyone who faces didn't fit and could be blamed for the hardship that the Germans were facing. And that's the point. It wasn't just then, that sort of mindless destruction of whole groups of people can and does happen now, if we forget then it can happen again. First they depersonlise, then they blame, then they kill.
The statue is to commemorate the Kindertransport, the time the United Kingdom opened its doors to the children and took in 10,000. 10,000 is one sixth of one percent of 6,000,000.