Iron shoes are pictured on the bank of the Danube on January 27, 2012, marking the Holocaust in Hungary. Hundreds of Hungarian Jews had to leave their shoes on the bank before they were shot into the river by Hungarian militaimen during the World War II. The United Nations declared in 2005 the Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 to commemorate the 6 million Jews and other victims murdered by the Nazis.
Flowers and candles are placed on the monument of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau during the marking of the 67th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by Soviet troops and to remember the victims of the Holocaust, in Auschwitz Birkenau January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY)
During WWII, Jews in Budapest were taken to the Danube River, ordered to remove their shoes & then were shot, falling into the water below. 60 pairs of iron shoes now line the river's bank, a ghostly memorial to the victims. 'Shoes on the Danube' by Can Togay and Gyula Pauer
Holocaust Memorial Day May 5, 2016 (the 27th day in the month of Nisan — a week after the seventh day of Passover) .... This photo: Jews arriving at Auschwitz in 1944. (German National Archive/Wikimedia Commons)
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