Shoes on the Danube Bank: A Somber Memorial in Budapest

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    Imagine being ordered to take off your shoes at the edge of the river — only to be shot with an arrow by a marksman so that your body would easily fall into the river and be carried away by the current. That is exactly what happened to a number of Jewish people on the Pest side of the Danube River in Budapest during World War II in 1944 and 1945 when they were shot by Arrow Cross militiamen after removing their shoes, which remained on the bank after the bodies fell into the water... The post Shoes on the Danube Bank: A Somber Memorial in Budapest appeared first on The Gate.

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