"Shoes on the Danube" Holocaust Memorial - Shoes on the Danube Tip by azz8206

  Baby shoes along with adult shoes
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  • Baby shoes along with adult shoes - Budapest
      Baby shoes along with adult shoes
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  • Some shoes are really worn out. - Budapest
      Some shoes are really worn out.
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  • Plaque in English - Budapest
      Plaque in English
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  • Plaque in Hebrew - Budapest
      Plaque in Hebrew
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The shoes found here on the waterfront are actual shoes worn by victims of the Arrow Cross and Nazis. During 1944 and 1945 Jews were routinely shot in back of the head and dumped into the Danube, mostly while chained to one another. The shoes are bronzed and you'll find baby shoes along with adult shoes. Some shoes are so worn out that you can almost see and feel the misery that these people went through. There are also two plaques commemorating the victims, one in English and the other in Hebrew.

Address: Budapest
Directions: All around the waterfront of Budapest, on the Pest side. My pictures were taken on the waterfront in front of the Parliament building.
Website: http://visitbudapest.travel/articles/one-of-budapests-most-moving-memorials-shoes-on-the-danube/

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  • Updated Oct 7, 2010
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