A History of the Shoes on the Danube Bank On the banks of the Danube, just in front of the Hungarian Parliament Building, stand 60 pairs of iron shoes, pointed towards the river. Poignant in their simplicity, a tragic story lies behind this memorial to the hundreds who lost their lives as a result of the atrocities committed by Budapest’s Arrow Cross militiamen during the Second World War.
As World War II entered its final years, the national socialist Arrow Cross Party took control in Hungary. Led by Ferenc Szálasi, the party shared a number of beliefs with Germany’s Nazi Party – including Antisemitism. From October 15, 1944 to March 28, 1945 the Arrow Cross Party ruled the country as, in cooperation with the Nazis, thousands of civilians (mostly Jewish) were deported, sent to slave labour camps or murdered. At the same time, Arrow Cross militiamen ran loose in Budapest wreaking havoc and destruction. During the party’s five month rule, estimates suggest that 10,000 people were killed in the streets with a further 80,000 sent to concentration camps. Good morning 🍫☕️🧿Buadapest Hungary 🇭🇺 #budapest#hungary#discovery#discoveryphotograph#hungaryfood#hiltonbudapest#budapeststreets#castle#hilton#hiltonhhonors#danubebank#danubebankshoes#love#goodmorning#tbt#catchmylike#loveblue#lovegreen#river#photography#mydream #
First time visiting Berlin Germany 🇩🇪 Some shots from the streets during my first day of exploration. I had a wooden bike 🚲 🔥 . See some cool Street Art, the famous TV Tower and World Clock... Lots more footage to come. There was so much to see