The Shoes on the Danube Promenade is a memorial created by Gyula Pauer and Can Togay on the bank of the Danube River in Budapest. It honors the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They 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 represents their shoes left behind on the bank.
A tragically poignant photo (No. 2) of Budapest Jews being rounded up for deportation to death camps, Oct 1944.The SS man on the left bellows orders to a terrified group of Jews to keep their hands up. Note the little girl in the right foreground. In the background there are smiling Hungarians watching with apparent glee the fate of their Jewish co-citizens.An estimated 80,000 Budapest Jews were murdered by the Germans and their Hungarian collaborators in late 1944.
Budapest, Hungary, Oct 1944: Budapest Jews, rounded up by German troops and their Hungarian collaborators, crowd outside Budapest's State Theater, point of gathering the Jewish population for the trip to death camps. Statistically speaking, none of the Jews in this photo survived the one-way trip to their places of martyrdom.
Joyful: Prince George appears happy and healthy with his mother and father, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Beautiful photo!