Shoes on the Danube Bank, Budapest

#3 of 255 in Historic Sites in Hungary
Monument · Historic Site
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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  • Sometimes the best things you see are free. This memorial is new since the last time I visited Budapest ten years ago. These shoes are placed in a section on the Danube to represent Jews who were...  more »
  • This is a really touching display to honour those who lost their lives in the Holocaust. I shed a few tears. Worth going to check out.  more »
  • Never forget! Shocking and intense vibe! One should not miss this memorial! People respecting the meaning even placing candles and flowers for the fallen. Horrible peace of history, incredible and nice memorial, to be able to remember. One should be strong to stand next to the shoes, knowing the meaning. Absolutely shocking.
  • amazing views of the lighted buildings including the Citadel the palace on the hill and the Parliament building and the three bridges. A definite recommend. It probably is the scenic highlight of Budapest. Please consider the night mode on your camera to capture the best pictures.

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