One of the last thoughts on leaving Hungary

Jul 15 2015 Published by under eastern europe, Uncategorized

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One of the last site-seeing things I did late yesterday afternoon was visit The Shoes.

On the bank of the Danube, greenish-grey as are most urban rivers, there is one last Holocaust memorial. A number of Jews, prior to concentration camps, had been lined up on the banks, shot, and pushed in.

The memorial are shoes, cast in bronze, on the edge of the stone embankments. They are a 100 meters from the beautiful parliament building.  They are sad and alone and filled with visitor's stones.

When we took a boat ride down the Danube, the shoes were not mentioned.

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