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Review of Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial

Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial
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Budapest Jewish Customised City Walk
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Onchan, United Kingdom
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“Incredibly moving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

The simplicity of this memorial lets the harrowing story sneak up on you and leaves you emotionally devastated

Visited November 2012
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“very moving”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

took a while to find! Its near the parliment buildings across a really busy road(run!)
We went just after memorial day so there were lots of wreaths and candles very sad walking/looking at them. I wish there had been some information about them or some directions however guess that is on purpose as at the time anyone passing after the event may not have known why the shoes were there either. Either way its a very eiry place but worth it!

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Challenging symbolism through art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

To see cast bronze examples of the shoes left by people as they prepared to be shot and thrown off the banks of the Danube River, brought home the terror of world war two.

Visited October 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Human life is precious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Very moving reminder. Stark in it's simplicity. We must all learn to respect each others differences. War is hell Kindness and respect is a touch of heaven.

Visited November 2012
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“Stark reminder of city's history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is not the easiest to get to (across busy road) but is a good point to reflect on the city's past. There isn't anywhere to sit and take it all in, and like many things in Budapest there isn't an English translation of information about the shoes, but it is still a striking sight within this beautiful city

Visited October 2012
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