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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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  • When you realise what you're seeing, and then understand why you're seeing it your emotions run wild. Suffice to say I was incredibly moved by this. Must see if visiting Budapest. 
    When you realise what you're seeing, and then understand why you're seeing it your emotions run wild. Suffice to say I was incredibly moved by this. Must see if visiting Budapest.  more »
  • While this is not the most impressive to look at, the meaning is incredibly important for the city. A must see site when visiting Budapest. 
    While this is not the most impressive to look at, the meaning is incredibly important for the city. A must see site when visiting Budapest.  more »
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  • To get there you need to walk right on the edge of the river. We were there after a few days with heavy rain, which made it muddy 🤷🏻‍♀️ as there is no real pavement. Hope that in time they will build the beautiful promenade. The memorial itself was heavily decorated with candles, flowers and traditional jewish materials. It is a beautiful memorial, sad, melancholic. Would benefit from some lighting at night.
  • This site is in a prime location (next to the parliament and on the Danube). It is definitely one of the most unique and interesting memorials I have yet to see. It has a very interesting story behind it. Definitely a must-see if you are nearby.

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