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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These shoes on the banks of the Danube are input 300m from the parliament building heading towards the Chain Bridge.
They represent the last Jew's who could not be moved to Auschwitz in time and so were lined up on the banks of the river and shot. Their bodies thrown into the water.

Thank ChristopherC911
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was one the most heartbreaking and thoughtful monuments in Budapest. An emotional place to visit

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Reviewed yesterday

The shoes are all different and they cover a larger area than I expected. people have put flowers and poppies into some of them and that adds to the occasion.

Thank annabella381
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This monument is the memorial to Holocaust victims.
Jews were taken ashore, forced to take off their shoes, loaded onto barges and sent downstream. Then people were tied and shot only at the first. Saved the bullets. The first fell into the water and pulled everyone off.

At first there were 60 pairs of bronze shoes. Now less....

Thank AnnaZaytseva
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked along the river bank between the chain bridge and Margit's Island. The bronzed shoes are set out on the concrete river side. Having previously learned the history of what happened here, it was thought-provoking and humbling to walk along this section of the river. The realisation of what these shoes represent was really brought home to us. It is a good visualisation of a terrible act, without being macabre.

Thank hartplatt
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The shoes representing the dead are very sad, but what’s even worse were the young people sitting among them posing “sadly” for the camera. A man was so angry, he came up to them and chastised them for their insensitivity. They didn’t speak English but they knew the meaning behind it. Still, they sheepishly laughed. I think when they’re alone they may feel different. Or not.

Thank Joaelk
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm sure that it sometimes feels as if there's a cost for everything when on holidays. Well, here is something that only costs your time and a short walk along the Danube from either the tram or metro stop. Not to be missed.

Thank 354DennisC
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very moving, quite a thought provoking experience to see the casts of shoes taken from real people who were killed by the Nazis as they were being marched from Budapest to Austrian concentration camps. 20,000 people were murdered on the banks of the Danube! amongst the shoes are some very small childrens shoes, very emotional

Thank Ken E
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This monument is along the Pest side of the Danube pretty near where our boat docked. There are a series of different sets of metal shoes and a plaque. There is not really much to it, but is quite thought provoking. I would take a look if near by.

Thank David K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This monument represents the Jewish people who were rounded up, marched down to the river, their shoes taken off and then they were shot. Their bodies were then pushed into the river so they could be washed away. It is very moving.

Thank fireguy329
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