“It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory” — Paulo Coelho

IMG_0478“The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.” — Czeslaw Milosz

Shoes on the Danube Promenade ― A haunting and moving memorial to the Jewish victims shot into the Danube in 1944-45 by fascist Arrow Cross Militiamen, 60 pairs of rusted men’s, women’s and children’s shoes sit at the edge of the water, as if their owners had just stepped out and left them there.

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Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2016 (Part of an ongoing series of Danube River cruise photos)

5 thoughts on “Commemorate

  1. Your photo and the reminder of those innocent victims of such horrific events struck a blow to my heart today!
    Yes, we must remember them and be grateful we are here now and the freedom and blessings we enjoy.


  2. Certainly haunting! And a reminder to fight against the rising hate of foreigners/immigrants. Thanks for reminding us.
    Have a wonderful day,


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