Bronze Shoes Memorial on Danube Promenade in Budapest, Hungary

From October through December, 1944, The Arrow Cross Party killed 38,000 Hungarians and sent 80,000 into slave labor or death camps. When 200 Jews resisted in January of 1945, they were handcuffed in twos, led to the Danube River, told to remove their shoes and then were shot and floated away. The 60 pairs of bronze shoes on the Danube Promenade are a Holocaust Memorial to that event in Budapest. They were sculpted by Gyula Pauer in 2005.


Budapest, Széchenyi rkp. 8, 1054 Hungary


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