2017.10.09

 

国会議事堂の前あたりにある遊歩道。

これ国会議事堂↓  お城のような建物。

 

 

その遊歩道に靴の銅像がいくつも並んでいました。

観光客もたくさんいて、

結構有名な観光スポットみたい。

 

 

最初は現代アートかな?  作家はだれなのかな?

と思ったけど、

よく見ると、靴にお供え物らしきものが。

 

 

ちょっと気になり、

そのあと調べてみたら、

これは慰霊碑だった。

 

第二次世界大戦中、

ナチスによりユダヤ人がこの場所に並ばされ、

後ろから銃撃を受け、ドナウ川に落とされた。

当時、貴重だった靴たちはその場に残されたらしい。

このモニュメントはその情景を形にしていた。

 

 

一晩で50人、計5,000人ほどのユダヤ人が

その犠牲になったと言われています。

 

最初は見た時は面白いアートだなと思ったけど、

その経緯、モニュメントの意味を知ると、

全く見え方が変わる。

銅像のサビもその歴史の痛さを

自然と表しているようだった。

 

 

The shoes of the Danube

The promenade in front of Hungarian Parliament Building. The statues of shoes were put on the promenade along the river. Many tourist gathered there, it looked like a famous tourist spot in Budapest. Is that a contemporary art or who made that? I thought like that when I saw it for the first time, but look closely, I found the thing looking like a gift. I was curious about it, and searched. And then I got that was the cenotaph.

During World War Ⅱ, Jewish people were lined up in the place by Nazis, were shot from behind, and they were made to fall into the Danube. At the time, the shoes which were valuable for people were left there. The monument expressed that scene. It is said that 50 people in a single night, a total of 5,000 Jewish people were sacrificed. When I saw it for the first time, I thought it was the interesting art, but after I understood that history and the meaning of monument, the impression was completely changed. And also, even the rust of statue naturally expressed the pain of the history.

 

 

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