marți, 19 aprilie 2011
The last thing they've seen in this life:
Shoes on the Danube Promenade - is a memorial on the Danube river embankment that was created by the Hungarian sculptor Gyula Pauer and his friend Can Togay for the victims of the Holocaust. It consists of 60 pairs of iron shoes arranged in a row of about 40 metres, each pair being modelled after a contemporary shoe from the 1940's. It is a commemoration dedicated to the victims of the fascist Arrow Cross party on the site where Jewish men, women and children were shot and thrown into the Danube in 1944–45. The victims had to take off their shoes, since shoes were valuable belongings at the time.