When in Budapest take your time to walk along the Danube River on the Parliament side. There is a overwhelmingly moving memorial that runs along the river for the Jews who were murdered during WWII. I have never seen a memorial that made me feel such nausea & gave me chills quite like the Shoes on the Danube. It is definitely a tear jerker.
The shoes scattered along the river bank are a representation of those who were forced to remove their shoes as they were shot, their lifeless bodies falling backwards into the river. Mothers, daughters, children, brothers, and fathers were carried away by the water as if a piece of trash that was crumbled up and discarded into the water.