‘Shoes on the Danube Promenade’ by Can Togay and Gyula Pauer

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During WWII, Jews in Budapest were brought to the edge of the Danube, ordered to remove their shoes, and shot, falling into the water below. 60 pairs of iron shoes now line the river’s bank, a ghostly memorial to the victims.

The Nazi’s did this on the banks of the Tisa as well.

Years ago, my grandfather said that people still wade into the Tisa River to commit suicide.

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