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“very moving”

Shoes on the Danube Bank
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Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter
Reviewed November 21, 2012

There is no easy access to this site from the Parliament as there is a no pedestrian access fence and construction happening along the river bank. You need to walk along a road and then take your life in your hands to cross the road and there's no crosswalk. Or you can approach the site from the bridge and walk toward Parliament along the river.

2  Thank sharonr806
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

It is worth the long walk. I really was touched to realized this is where innocent people were shot and fell into the Danube. It is a sad legacy to be sure.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

This sight is very poignant, striking in its simplicity and a very touching memorial. We visited the sight both in the daytime and at night, when lots of the candles were lit, which added to the sad setting. It is not difficult to find - it is almost directly in front of the Parliament Building - but you do need to take care in crossing a very busy road junction, with no obvious pedestrian crossing on view. We did not see any notices in English at the sight, but if you have done your homework in advance, you will understand completely what the memorial represent.

Thank Judith331
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

This site can be viewed on the edge of the Danube just a little bit removed from the Parliament building. Can be seen when driving by if you can not stop for a clear look. Such a sad vision of mostly women and children' shoes left behind when shot and thrown into the river.

1  Thank Tricia H
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Very difficult to put into words the feeling of seeing the shoes on the Danube promenade.I fell into silence, and felt lots of pain. Adult and childrens shoes left by the river bank and left just as they were forced into the Danube to die. Very moving, so SAD, What a cruel world.

Thank Jacqui C
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