Thursday, July 27, 2006

137km from szentes 2


I'm deeply touched by the sight of this memorial , it's worth sharing with all of you ....
Those are cast iron shoes, all 60 pairs of them. The memorial was created by artist Gyula Pauer to commerates the Jewish people who were summarily executed and whose bodies were then dumped in the Danube river. Though not a Jewish hismself, he wants everyone to remember the tragic event that took place in Hungary during WWII... read more

23 comments:

Terra Vecchia said...

simpathyque ce clichés pour ma part j'aurai un peu plus casser l'angle de prise de vue...

~tanty~ said...

So many horrible things happened during WW II which are unforgetable. I like your touching post today Kris.

MoonSoleil said...

This is a great memorial. Thanks for your touching background story and the wonderful picture. May they rest in peace.

Jazzy said...

Very poignant and very important. Great entry Kris.

Lisi said...

that is a very powerful image and a very meaningful memorial, an excellent visualization of the lives lost! Great photo Kris, thank you!

Juggerpix said...

Yes, a very sad moment in history, but a very nice memorial.

grainofsand said...

Indeed very touching. Beautiful post as usual. Also like your display pic :)

Shelly said...

Kris, wow this is one of the best memorials I think I have seen. This expresses such innocents, it’s beautiful and real.

alice said...

Thanks, what a brilliant and unbelievably sad memorial. I'm glad you showed it to us.

edwin s said...

a wonderful memorial made even more so with this shot of yours. emo gila this shot!

Kris said...

merci/thanks all for the wonderful comments :)

selana18 said...

I like this photo is very powerfull.
Thanks for the memorial , I am shocked.

Zebigleb said...

Nice idea and important message
Congratulations !

Natalie said...

That's a neat way to do a memorial. Shoes that can't be filled anymore.

Rodney said...

Great shot and great memorial.

backpack_everyday said...

Wow wat a creative memorial with cast iron shoes...

Ovelikios said...

People forget very easily and very soon. This can be good (when you want to get over horrible things) and can be bad (when sometimes we let similar things, in less megnitude of course, to happen again).

Thanks for making us think and remember.

Kris said...

ovelikios : couldn't agree more!

natalie : neat, that's the right word ;)

again, thanks all for visiting :)

Sally said...

so poignant. why is humanity so inhumane at times?

maiylah said...

wow..great shot, Kris!
sad about the war, though..and it still continues today, huh? though in another soil... :S

freckled-one said...

That is a stunning memorial with a great deal of impact. My heritage is from Hungary and I can't help but wonder if my grandparents may have known one of the men or women who walked in those shoes. Thank you for sharing.

Kris said...

freckled one,
welcome! Unfortunately, no names were stated anywhere at the memorial. You may try to search on-line for any records :)

maiylah,
yes I agree and that's WW3 ..

sally,
apparently we still havent found the answer yet. Look at the world today ..

Thanks again all for your wonderful comments :)

Kala said...

very moving post - I like this sculpture a lot - my firs thought was - where is everyone - I thought those were real shoes - now I know and I am sad it happened but I am glad someone took the time to put this memorial together so that we will not forget - we must not forget - hopefully the U.S. will do more to prevent bloodshed of innocent lives and not just start wars for oil.

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