Pinsteps. ‪Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial
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This is one of the most powerful and piercing monuments in the world - This is how the international press described the memorial to the victims of the Holocaust on the Danube embankment opened in 2005. At this place, militants from the Nazi Hungarian Party "Crossed Arrows" were murdering Budapest Jews. The killings took place from the summer of 1944 to the winter of 1945. At the same time, Adolf Eichmann came to Budapest to organize the sending of transports with Jews to Auschwitz. The exact number of victims killed on the embarkment is not known. In less than a year, the Nazis and their Hungarian collaborationists liquidated about half a million Hungarian Jews. Hungarian militias were transporting Jews by trucks from the ghetto to the embankment. The victims took off their shoes and then have been shot. The bodies fell on the barge or directly into the river. The barge was driven away down the river, and the bodies were thrown into the water. The Soviet troops liberated Budapest and the Jewish ghetto on January 18, 1945. The most significant action took place on the night before the liberation. The shoes are made of cast iron, according to the models of shoe magazines in Budapest in 1940.


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Evgeny Praisman
Здравствуйте! Добро пожаловать в мои экскурсии! Я как-то понял, что погулять с каждым я не успею, гулять в группах мало кому сейчас хочется, а гулять «вслепую» быстро становится скучно. Так и появилась идея записывать маршруты и создавать полноценные путеводители, которые я здесь собираю. Если вы попали сюда, значит вам нужен ключик, чтобы открыть маршрут – пожалуйста! Напишите мне сообщение на телефон +972 537907561 или на epraisman@gmail.com и я с радостью вам помогу! Иначе, зачем я всё это делаю?
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Budapest evening of Dec 10, 2019

A short walk in the evening winter Budapest. We pass Karoli Boulevard, a monument to Empress Elizabeth, Freedom Square, monuments and a secret bunker of the Cold War, parliament square and the history of Hungarian independence. The winter is cool on the Danube but the stunning parliament building admires by its beauty and grandeur. We stopped for a minute of silence at the Danube embankment next to the chilling soul monument to the victims of the Holocaust. To the end of the walking have visited a cozy Christmas city center with its Christmas markets and have ended the tour with mystical Anchor House and the luminous synagogue.

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