Shoes on the Danube, Budapest

4.6
The emotional exhibit, Shoes on the Danube 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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  • I heard about shoes on the Danube before I visited Budapest. This is a must visit if only to remember these poor people who suffered at the hands of the Nazis during the war. The fear they must have f...  more »
  • Well worth a short visit to reminde us of the horrors committed against the Jewish population of Hungary during the Second World War.  more »
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  • Deeply touching place. "To the memory of the victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944-1945." Erected in 2005. There are always candles and fresh flowers reminding the visitors that the terror or the war can affect any family. I am always so grateful that we live in peace.
  • A very important memorial. important for every visitor in Budapest from every country and every religion. Man kind should forever remember these horrible times. Every person on this earth should consider himself as a guard and do is best that human kind will be proud to bring only good and never let any horror like this happen again, not to the Jewish people and not to any other nation or people on this earth.
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