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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  • A lot of stories and messages behind this memorial. Why isn't anyone tried to take the opportunity to educate instead just a 5 minutes passing by 
    A lot of stories and messages behind this memorial. Why isn't anyone tried to take the opportunity to educate instead just a 5 minutes passing by  more »
  • A very poignant installation representing the horrors of war and the echoes left behind. Creeps up on you as you walk along the river, and you can't help but think about the futility of war... 
    A very poignant installation representing the horrors of war and the echoes left behind. Creeps up on you as you walk along the river, and you can't help but think about the futility of war...  more »
  • A beautifully simple and poignant artwork of 60 pairs of iron shoes to remember the Jewish victims told to remove their shoes (due to their value in wartime) before being shot. A plaque explains... 
    A beautifully simple and poignant artwork of 60 pairs of iron shoes to remember the Jewish victims told to remove their shoes (due to their value in wartime) before being shot. A plaque explains...  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
  • A nice place to stop with great view on the lake
  • So glad I came, us tourists spoilt it though, I really felt the need to be alone here and spend some solitary time. No tickets needed...
  • A very exciting and sad place.. to remember and not forget.

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