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“Thought provoking”

Shoes on the Danube Bank
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“Thought provoking”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

I came across this simple memorial by chance, I instantly knew what it commemorated without any sign or guide book. Spend a few silent moments there with your thoughts.

Visited November 2012
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“Simple but very touching”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

This memorial is not easy to get if you come from the Pest side like the Parliament Building. You have to walk a lot to be able to cross to the Danube river side and walk everything back to be able to see it. The view along the way and the Memorial are worth the walking though! The Memorial is so simple and yet very touching! A good point of our trip to think about all the bad things that were done in the past...
I could see that even today people stop-by and leave fresh flowers, candles and many more things to honor those that lost their life in such a tragic way.
A must see and think!

Visited November 2012
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Onchan, United Kingdom
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“Incredibly moving”
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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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“very moving”
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”
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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