Created on the bank of the Danube River, the Shoes on the Danube Promenade is a memorial honouring the Jews killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away.
It is located on the Pest side of the Danube Promenade in line with where Zoltan Street would meet the Danube if it continued that far, about 300 metres south of the Hungarian Parliament and near the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
The composition commemorates the people shot on the bank of the Danube during the time of the Arrow Cross terror. It consists of sixty pairs of period appropriate shoes cast out of iron. The shoes are attached to the stone embankment, and behind them lies a massive stone bench. The cast iron signs placed at three points of the stone bench bear the following text in Hungarian, English and Hebrew: “To the memory of the victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944-45. Erected 16 April 2005.”