Shoes on the Danube Bank is a memorial by Gyula Pauer and Can Togay to the Holocaust victims killed by firing squad along side the Danube Bank in Budapest.
This heart felt tribute to those who were made to strip down in front of the river is really poignant and has a great impact to those that see it.
These shoes are cast in iron and are made in different styles of the time and in different sizes to show the range of people that were selected to be shot.
These shoes represent those lives that were lost an their memory that was left behind.
Although I am not dealing with a subject matter as dark or serious as this I am still looking at different ways to represent human marks that are left behind and I think that shoes, or any other piece of clothing is a good way to represent a person as it also shows a little bit of their personality and who they were.
NB – all photographs here have been taken from :
I do not own any of the pictures on this post.
Until next time