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Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII. This is how I feel when I get a pair of new shoes!!

Austrian boy during WWII receiving new shoes

Pink shoes joy.....

A 6-year-old Austrian orphan beams with joy while clasping a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross, 1945

Remember these? I remember getting a new pair of shoes was just getting a bigger size of saddles!

Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross. 1946.

Shoes on the Danube Promenade - A row of 60 pairs of bronze shoes that look suddenly abandoned. The memorial was created by sculptor Gyula Pauer. It honors the Jews who were killed by the fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II as Allied forces approached the city. 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

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Gerald Waller - A New Possession: A six-year-old orphan from Austria (above) ecstatically embraces a brand-new pair of shoes just given to him by the Red Cross, 1946