Shoes on the Danube Bank, Budapest

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The emotional exhibit, Shoes on the Danube Bank pays tribute to Jewish victims killed along the Danube during World War II. View the 60 pairs of iron 1940s-style shoes that represent the footwear left behind by the Jews who were forced to stand barefoot at the river's edge to be shot by Arrow Cross militiamen during the Holocaust. Sculptor Gyula Pauer and filmmaker Can Togay designed and created this moving memorial, which was erected in 2005. Experience this powerful installation in between your visits to other nearby sites, such as the Parliament building, which is just a short walk away. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Budapest trip simple and quick.
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  • Its not a joyous sight however its there to remind us how Hungary also had a dark history at the hands of their militia men. 
    Its not a joyous sight however its there to remind us how Hungary also had a dark history at the hands of their militia men.  more »
  • Very striking memorial to the past, right on the bank of the Danube by the Parliment building. Worth a stop 
    Very striking memorial to the past, right on the bank of the Danube by the Parliment building. Worth a stop  more »
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  • Amazing history by a great river view. Definitely must visit if in budapest.
  • I had no idea about the shoes, nor that Hitler had killed 600 hundred thousand Jews out of 800 thousand, that these people had to take their shoes off, then wrists bound together to each other, then the first person was shot and just dragged in the others to drown, to save bullets. I had prickles at the back of my neck. But thank goodness the people there, never lets it be forgotten

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