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“Sobering”

Shoes on the Danube Bank
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US$178.14*
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Budapest Jewish Customised City Walk
Ranked #4 of 455 things to do in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Sobering”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I am not sure that "attraction" is the correct description for this very special place in Budapest.

Some have made note of the fact there is very little information located at the site and as such they provided lower ratings. Personally I think this is one of the more sobering and touching memorials to the history of the Jewish population in Eastern Europe that I have seen. The beauty of the memorial is its simplicity and when you stand there, looking over the beauty of the Danube and the city beyond, and see those shoes, it makes you stop and quietly think about what those people endured and what ultimately happened to them.

Hopefully the memorial serves as never ending call to not forget what happened here.

Visited May 2014
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“Very poignant”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Brilliantly done and very moving. Not far from the parliament so if you are there just cross the (busy) road. As you look at Parliament from the Buda side it is to the right.

Visited June 2014
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Netanya, Israel
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“Very moving and makes you think”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

The memorial is very touching, the problem is the vage explanation of what this is actually... The written sign beside the memorial, is very short and talks in General, without explaining that this is for the 150,000 jews that were murdered by the nazies armi

Visited June 2014
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“Wow”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

As other reviewers have pointed out, it could use some interpretation and better access, a good cleaning, and perhaps a way to route the bike path around the reflection area. Nevertheless, its important to pause here, consider the universality of the poignant shoes, and consider how we treat those around us.

Visited June 2014
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“A poignant memorial”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

An extremely touching and original memorial to the Jewish victims of the Arrows Men militia during the Second World War, who were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. It can be found on the Pest side of the Danube just past the Parliament building.

Visited May 2014
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