Shoes on the Danube Bank, Budapest

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Historic Site · Monument
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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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  • As soon as you come to this point on the banks of the Danube, the emotion comes to the fore.Unfortunately such a dreadful happening from war, being sadly repeated in Ukraine just now. 
    As soon as you come to this point on the banks of the Danube, the emotion comes to the fore.Unfortunately such a dreadful happening from war, being sadly repeated in Ukraine just now.  more »
  • It pictures a sad part of hungarian history. The monument was built in honor of the jewish victims of WW2 who were shot into the Danube. 
    It pictures a sad part of hungarian history. The monument was built in honor of the jewish victims of WW2 who were shot into the Danube.  more »
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  • Very emotive and sad the history
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