Budapest is a city of sculptures, both playful and mournful. Today, on my last walking day in Budapest, I encountered a few of them.
Our hotel is located on the Danube Promenade on the Pest side of the river. The promenade was built in 1867 but was devastated during World War Two. In our neighbourhood of luxury hotels, the walkway has been rebuilt.
On January 8, 1945, a fascist Arrow Cross execution squad emptied a building of Jewish people and forced them to remove their shoes at the riverbank. As they were shot, their bodies fell into the Danube.
|Isn't she lovely?|
|There are many dog owners like this in Budapest.|
This memorial was erected in their memory in April 2005.
|On each leaf of the Memorial Tree in the courtyard of the Donany Street synagogue is the name of a Shoah victim.|