BThe forecourt of Frankfurt’s main train station has not been named to date. But that should change soon. The local advisory board 1 responsible for the station area almost unanimously voted in favor of naming the area after the Jewish rescuer Oskar Schindler. This was confirmed by the Greens parliamentary group leader Alexander Mitsch of the FAZ
The corresponding initiative was not on the agenda of the meeting on Tuesday, it was rather tabled, as Mitsch explained. All parliamentary groups apart from Öko-Linx voted for the project that has been discussed for a long time. However, the ÖkoLinx representative signaled content sympathy for the renaming. With the renaming, the local council wants to honor Oskar Schindler.
Artistic competition required
As Mitsch said, the city council should decide on how to proceed. It is clear, however, that the local advisory board wants an artistic competition for the new memorial site, which should be included in the redesign of the forecourt. There should also be a worthy event on the occasion of the renaming.
According to Mitsch, the local advisory board has the right to give the square a name. Regardless, the address should remain Am Hauptbahnhof. Oskar Schindler lived in the Main metropolis for many years after the war until his death in 1974, opposite the main train station.