Memorial to the Victims of the German Invasion

Memorial to the Victims of the German Invasion, Budapest

Memorial to the Victims of the German Invasion

Memorial to the Victims of the German Invasion
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Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
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  • Kossuth Lajos tér • 4 min walk
  • Arany János utca • 5 min walk
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
The monument to the victims of the German invasion does not recall half a million Hungarian Jews who were murdered.
Jan 2020
The Memorial to the Victims of the German Invasion monument was erected in a covert operation during the night of 20 to 21 July 2014, due to the protests and demonstrations of the many opponents of its construction.
The monument itself bears no reminder to the victims of the extermination of the German Nazi army with the help of the Hungarian Nazis and collaborators. The monument has no remembrance and/or memory for the many victims and especially the Jews and Gypsies who were citizens of Hungary.
The only reminder is the presentation along the road / path in front of the monument erected by private individuals and various bodies that do not agree with what the monument symbolizes.
Written December 30, 2020
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary1,950 contributions
Controversial
Oct 2020
It is a nice monument but really controversial. Hungary was a victim of its stubborn and foolish politicians, which led the country into a complete tragedy.
Worth seeing!
Written November 2, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,061 contributions
A beautiful monument, but make sure to know history.
Feb 2020
This is a beautiful monument, which is suppose to pay tribute to the victims of the Nazi invasion to Hungary, but somehow manages to wash away the complicity of the Hungarian regime in those crimes.
As long as you are well informed of the actual history, you can enjoy this monument, Otherwise, you might be tricked into believing in an "alternative history".
Written September 12, 2020
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Alessandra F
Arisdorf, Switzerland286 contributions
Controversial. Fabricated history? Or the beginning of “fake news”?
Jul 2020 • Family
In front of the monument there are water springs and the kids were fascinated to play at them as it was a hot summer day with 30°C at 7pm! We were walking back home. So we saw the park and it’s playgrounds, the playing water and the statue. As the kids played in the water we took the time to better understand what the suitcases were doing there. When we could read in many different languages the so called fabricated history as well as the real one according to the victims relatives!
It is very impressive what a regime can do and how it can manipulate people through information or misleading information. Worth every second spent reading and observing it all!
Written July 30, 2020
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dogs0504
Sheffield England66 contributions
Not what it appears to be
Mar 2020 • Couples
The monument strikes you first, but the real story is in the protest propaganda in front of it. Stark and grim reading. The memorabilia is beautiful and heart-wrenching. Again, very hard not to cry at this. Take some time to read the stories and to feel the outrage and the love. As significant as Shoes on the Danube.
Written March 7, 2020
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Hillsider17
Worthing, UK349 contributions
Thought Provoking
Dec 2019
Went here as part of a city walking tour. Should be an integral part of any tour. Shows that not everything they want you to see is the truthful version.
Written March 5, 2020
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Frbrs70
Bellefonte, PA277 contributions
Controversial
Jun 2019 • Friends
Our guide brought us here and explained how the government used it to try to shift the blame for the atrocities of WW II entirely to the Nazis. Protest memorial remembering the victims has grown up in front of it. Well worth a few moments reflection. Less intense is the fountain that senses your approach.
Written August 4, 2019
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carolesau
Pittsboro, NC420 contributions
Interesting and yet disturbing
Jul 2019 • Business
Saw this when I was walking around downtown. Didn't realize what I was seeing until later.

More interesting than that actual memorial is the make-shift memorial that folks have done around it.
Worth seeing it but read about it first.
Written August 3, 2019
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Elan R
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel156 contributions
5 star to light the controversy
May 2019 • Couples
Happy about the decision of the city to place this grand monument that contradicts the history and shows the the truth behind the events that occurred during WWII. Brought an opportunity after more than 70 years to deal with history, as much as happens these days in Poland and Holland. Europe should learn from Germany how to assume the responsibility of their deeds during this dark era and to cope with the shame and regret.
Written May 13, 2019
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1991KEB
Navarre, FL1,244 contributions
Confusing story of Terror
May 2019 • Couples
A heartbreaking blending of German and Hungarian Nazis controversial in its whitewashing of Hungarian history. In front of the monument the people have made their own memorial to the true victims photos and messages from family members who lost someone to this horrific time in history. I was so touched ready stories from their children and grandchildren who want history known/not forgotten. There is a fun fountain across from this that stops if you step into it.
Written May 7, 2019
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