Monday, 29 May 2017

Shoes of the Danube

In memory of the victims shot into the Danube in 1944-45
On the banks of the Danube River in Budapest is a memorial to the people who were shot on the banks of the river towards the end of World War II.
When we visited Budapest in July 2011 there was an exhibiton entitled The Stones of the Embankment which included this panel. The wording on the panel read:
In the darkest period of our history the banks of the Danube turned into the site of mass killings. The members of the Arrow Cross Party (the Hungarian Nazis) shot hundreds of people and dropped them in the Danube. Their memory is preserved by sixty pairs of iron shoes on the Danube River bank, a work by Gyula Pauer.
It is a moving memorial.

Visit Budapest - Shoes of the Danube

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