Thousands of people took to the streets yesterday in Budapest, Hungary for the "March of the Living," an event commemorating the 550,000 Hungarian Jews killed in the Holocaust, the Euro News website reports today (April 17, 2017).
It was held on Hungary's Holocaust Memorial Day, which marks the mass detention and deportation of Hungary's Jews in 1944.
The event began at the "Shoes on the Danube" memorial, which honors people -- mainly Budapest Jews -- shot by militiamen.
They were ordered to take off their shoes and stand by the river before being shot so their bodies were carried away by the Danube. Only their shoes remained.