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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  • You have to see this - especially in these pre-Brexit days. This illustrates the inhumanity of man against fellow man. (Just scratch us to reveal the beast within) and really does demonstrate why all ...  more »
  • There was a lot of people when we went to see this memorial and it was very moving to see. I was upset to see a Japanese tourist trying to put her foot into one of the shoes for a picture i just felt ...  more »
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  • Nice location. Interesting story behind the shoes. Detailed metal work when looking at the shoes. This is a nice place to visit if you're local or a tourist. The views along the river bank are great and there is some amazing architecture! Worth a visit if you are ever in Budapest. Located right next to the parliament building.
  • Easy to access to access along the river. A very humbling and moving memorial. Simple but thought provoking and powerful. I feel like everyone should experience this in person at least once in a life time. Really makes you think and puts things into a bit of perspective.
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