The 2,850-kilometer-long Danube, the second major river in Europe after the Volga, flows west-east in countries like Austria. It originates in the German Alps and flows through Germany.
This realistic sculpture gives people a deep shock. It seems that the relics of the Second World War have been left on the river. There are no characters or any introduction. Only a little historical background is needed to understand the author's intention. This work is silent. The accusation far exceeds the cry of thousands of troops. This sculpture is located by the river on the south side of the Budapest Parliament Building. I hope that everyone in the world will remember this history and hope that the world will be peaceful.
Shoes on the Danube shoes on the Danube let visitors learn about a dark and tragic history of Hungary and Jews.
On October 15, 1944, the Arrow Cross Party, which pursued extreme Hungarianism and fascism, launched a coup to seize the Hungarian power, and the persecution of Jews intensified. On the night of the coup d’état, Arrow Cross party members took a large number of Jews into captivity and shot them near the Chain Bridge and Margaret Bridge on the Danube in Budapest. The bodies were thrown into the river.
The shoes on the Danube are in memory of the Jews killed by the fascist militia in Hungary during World War II. Before being killed, the victim was ordered to stand by the Danube, take off his shoes, and was shot. The body was washed away by the Danube. Pairs of various iron shoes were placed on the stone ground of more than 20 meters, and many candle bottles were scattered among them, and there were flowers or dried branches. In Hungarian, it is called a "Holocaust Monument". In 2001, Hungary designated April 16 as the "Holocaust Remembrance Day." In 2004, the Hungarian sculptor Bauer Gyula decided to create a sculpture to commemorate the Jews who were slaughtered that year. The sculptor completed the pouring and production of 50 pairs of different iron shoes to commemorate the Second World War in Hungary. Half a million Jews killed. , The fixed place is one of the places where the massacre happened that year-the Danube embankment between the Chain Bridge and the Margaret Bridge. On April 16, 2005, "Holocaust Remembrance Day", this group of sculptures officially met with the public. There are also three iron cast signs on the ground nearby, which read in English, Hungarian and Hebrew: "Remembrance of the victims who were slaughtered by Arrow Cross militants and thrown into the Danube between 1944 and 1945." It seems bright sunshine. Next, is a very heavy Hungarian history.
On the Blue Danube River in Budapest, on the riverside between the Chain Bridge and the Parliament Building, there are dozens of pairs of shoe sculptures, commemorating the Jews who pushed the Danube River after being slaughtered by the Arrow Cross during World War II, and warned people not to forget those dark years .
The persecution suffered from 1940 to 1945 has left bloody relics in the history of many countries. The shoes that women, men and children took off before entering the Danube are a small but very dynamic monument.
This overrated place has filth, overflowing tras everywhere. We found it not worth your time and effort.
A very historical surreal experience. And it was lovely to walk down the whole Danube promenade where there are plenty of other statues too!
Shoes on the bank of the Danube to commemorate the victims of the Jewish community during the Second World War.
What a heart wrenching history. I applaud the Hungarian people for their desire to learn and teach so that such atrocities never happen again.
Simple, sobering memorial near the Parliament. This is the location where the fascist army murdered Hungarian Jews towards the end of WW2. Many Jewish people were lining up and shot them allowing thei...