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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  • Encountered during a walk along the River, this installation is very well done and full of meaning. Council to stop by!
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  • There is a great story behind these shoes on the river bank...as to the Germans killing many people at the end of the war... BUT....the event did not take place here, and it is not accurate at to how ...  more »
  • As much as we know from history, not leave to be shocking to see these shoes on the shore and what pay homage.
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  • A historical landmark in Budapest. In the same area as Budapest Parliament, so you can just take a walk to Danube River side and enjoy the view of Buda part 😊. It is a memorial for Nazi victim that has been asked to jump to the Danube River during war and they were forced to remove their valuable item including their shoes. Definitely a worth place to visit during my visit in Budapest
  • A different and very poignant way to remember a terrible event in history. You definitely need to understand the significance of it before visiting. It's a short walk from the parliament building, and from there you can walk back down the river towards the chain bridge, which at night looks amazing.
  • The view of the city from this spot is breathtaking. However, this is a very sentimental place. We will reminded how cruel and unfair people were killed at this place.
  • I wish there were more explaining this memorial but it is moving nonetheless. Worth seeing while in Budapest. Never forget. Never again.
  • At first, it looks like some kind of weird art installation. But as soon as you get the whole picture, the emotions quickly turn into something else. The subtle yet explicit appearence combined makes it a more vivid scene than a lot of other monuments with grand statues etc. It's actually one of the most powerful monuments I have ever visited. I left very emotional. Highly recommended.

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