Sunday, April 22, 2007

Shoes on the Danube.

On the night of January 8, 1945 the Jewish inhabitants of a Ulloi Street building were dragged to the banks of the Danube and executed by the Arrow Cross militiamen. In memory of the victims the sculptor created sixty pairs of period-appropriate shoes out of iron. The shoes are attached to the stone and are marked with a sign in English, Hungarian and Hebrew. The statue was erected on April 16 2005. If you plan to visit this statue beware of the traffic the shoes are located near the Chain Bridge.
Virginia M Byers

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