2005: Shoes on the Danube Bank

In the final years of World War II, the Arrow Cross militia – the military wing of the
National Socialist Party of Hungary –
gathered 3500 people, 800 Jewish, on the banks of Danube River. The militia forced the estimated 3500 to remove their shoes, then executed all those gathered; their bodies fell into the river and were swept away. A plaque in Hungarian, English, and Hebrew reads: “To the memory of the
victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944–45. Erected 16 April 2005.”

Source: Photograph by Nikodem Nijaki.

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1861: The Sin of Rebellion

I believe, generally, there is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood, and the sin of rebellion is no exception. True here as very often, the blood of the innocent must mingle their blood with the guilty.

Charles Pendleton Bowler, Union soldier, to one of his brothers, Nodiah Potter Bowler, on August 14, 1861.

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