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2 Shoes on the Danube Promenade Budapest
The monument ,a row of about 40 metres long, consists of 60 pairs of iron shoes, created by the sculptor Gyula Pauer and his filmmaker friend, Can Togay. It is a memorial dedicated to the victims of the fascist Arrow Cross party members . Not once did the Arrow Cross soldiers break into the homes of the Jews and forced them to march along the city in a row. Once arrived to the Danube, they were standing in a line, facing the river and their death. Those who tried to help them shared the same fate – they were also shot ! The victims had to take their shoes off before they were shot. The iron shoes were placed on the embankment in 2005, on 16th April. Each pair was modeled after a contemporary shoe from the 1940's.



5 Silent scream !




9 Names of victims disappeared or died during the Nazi terror are engraved on almost each of the 30,000 leaves of the Tree of Life in the Raoul Wallenberg Park (named after the Swedish diplomat who helped many Jews to escape from deportation in )




13 The Carl Lutz Memorial is standing against a white wall on a tiny plaza at 10 ,Dob Utca in Budapest. Lutz ( ) as a Swiss diplomat had great connections with the Germans and Palestine thus he was able to help many Jews to flee form the terror.

14 "Men to the left! Women to the right!
"Eight words spoken quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight short, simple words. Yet that was the moment when I parted from my mother.“ Elie Wiesel


16 In Memoriam the victims from Debrecen,Hungary



19 "Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky.

20 Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever
Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.“ Elie Wiesel

21 “To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time
“To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” Elie Wiesel

22 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said "Denying historical facts, especially on such an important subject as the Holocaust, is just not acceptable. Nor is it acceptable to call for the elimination of any State or people. I would like to see this fundamental principle respected both in rhetoric and in practice by all the members of the international community.” “They ( the deniers of the Holocaust ) are committing the greatest indignity human beings can inflict on one another: telling people who have suffered excruciating pain and loss that their pain and loss were illusions. ” Elie Wiesel

23 “Bread, soup - these were my whole life. I was a body
“Bread, soup - these were my whole life. I was a body. Perhaps less than that even: a starved stomach. The stomach alone was aware of the passage of time.” Elie Wiesel

24 For your benefit, learn from our tragedy
For your benefit, learn from our tragedy. It is not a written law that the next victims must be Jews. Simon Wiesenthal



27 Kaddish Painted by Tibor Spitz

28 In memory of Sara Mittelman , my mother’s sister, and all the victims of the Holocaust
Music : the theme from Schindler's list with violin solo by Itzhak Perlman and Hatikvah (The Hope ) arranged by John Williams. Photos : Daniel,Tibor,Janos,Yvette The wagon is Dr.Kieselstein’s work Personal photos Stamps from our collection Info from the net. Quotations from Elie Wiesel’s novel , Night 26 January 2012

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