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Danube shoes

August 26, 2013

When we came across this installation by the Hungarian Parliament, we weren’t sure what it was. The shoes are bronze but look like leather… The shoes commemorate the Hungarian Jews killed by the Nazis in 1944-45. They were forced to take off their shoes before being shot and falling into the river.

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  1. August 27, 2013 10:23 pm

    Lovely memorial, and great photos too.

    • August 28, 2013 11:06 am

      in person the memorial is so powerful… although there are tons of people taking photos at dusk on their iphones so you have to frame your shot carefully. heh.

  2. September 3, 2013 8:27 am

    Very creative installation, and lovely and powerful photographic approach. Bravo. Thank you for bringing it to our attention, being our eyes!
    I was thinking how all these memorials and movies and other forms of art created to remind us of all the crualty of the past and yet nothing’s changed. Syria, Egypt, Lybia & Algeria (not in the news but things are not good there-I guess the foreign instigating forces, got what they wanted) and all the countries that still suffer from the new economic colonization, most of Africa, many countries in Asia, Latin America and recently Europe.
    Art should not be just a pass time, it should be conscience altering. It should not only be a spot light, but a light house.

    • September 3, 2013 7:35 pm

      memorials are so important… for a while I’ve been trying to come up with ideas for a memorial or installation about the town where I live now, but it’s hard to conceptualize… this one by the Danube is really a vision..

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