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“Very sad”

Shoes on the Danube Bank
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4-hour Guided Grand Walking Tour of Budapest
Ranked #4 of 508 things to do in Budapest
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Only a short walk from the parliament building, the bronze shoes that symbolise the loss of life during the holocaust are set out. This is very upsetting to see but a definite must when in Budapest.

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Very moving monument of old, much used shoes in bronze, at the place where jews were shot into the Danube during the Holocaust.
It is on a prominent part of the shore, near Lanchid or in English Chain Bridge. Dont miss it if you visit Budapest.

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

This simple and thought provoking memorial is not to be missed. It is sad to see the shoes from all ages and realise the fate of those who stood on the river bank so many years ago. It is a short walk from the Parliament and we all should take the time to visit and giving thought to those who lost their lives here.

1  Thank Stuart W
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

A painfully sad reminder of man's inhumanity to man, this understated monument commemorates the victims of the White Star and Nazi thugs who lined up civilians on the riverbank before shooting and drowning them in the Danube.
A row of bronze shoes on the quay wall speaks more about this awful period than any great statues or large-scale monuments. This image will stay with you forever.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

This small memorial wasn't far out of our way but even if it was it still would have been worth it. The amount of Jews taken from Hungary in the Holocaust is astounding, and these pathetic little shoes really remind you that while it is a big number, they were all individuals. This puts a heartbreaking personal touch on a black period of history. Just walk along the river on the Pest side, away from Chain Bridge towards Parliament. They are right on the water pretty much in front of Parliament. Many of the guide books don't cover that.

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