Walking along the Danube Promenade, next to the Hungarian Parliament Building, you will find a memorial called Shoes on the Danube Bank. The monument was conceived by Can Togay, with the help of sculptor Gyula Pauer, to remember and honor the Jews murdered by Arrow Cross, a fascist militia, during the last months of the Second World War in Budapest.
Back in January 1942, leaders of the Nazi Party got together in a house next to the Wannsee Lake in Berlin. The goal for this meet-up was dedicated to the genocide of European Jews.
Something that was later called the Final Solution to the Jewish Question.
Located in the western outskirts of Berlin, the Berlin-Grunewald station was used to deport Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in the east. Today, where all of this happened, there is the Platform 17 Memorial inaugurated in January 1998 to commemorate the deportation done by Deutsche Reichsbahn during the years of Nazi Germany.
Many people believed that Germans couldn’t resist the Nazi dictatorship, war propaganda, and Jewish people’s deportation. However, a street protest in 1943 showed that resistance was possible and that it could be successful. Then the Rosenstrasse Protest happened.