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This photo is of a Holocaust Memorial in Budapest. The Hungarian Horthy regime deported 20,000 Jews from annexed Transcarpathian Ukraine in 1941 to Kamianets-Podilskyi in the German-occupied Ukraine, where they were shot by the German Einsatzgruppen detachments. Hungarian army and police units killed several thousand Jews and Serbs in Novi Sad in January 1942. However Horthy resisted German demands for mass deportation of Hungarian Jews, and most survived until 1944, when the Horthy fell from power and was replaced by the Arrow Cross regime. At this late date in the war with German defeat appearing likely, Hungarian police nevertheless participated fully with SS in the roundups of 440,000 Jews for deportation to the extermination camps. Moreover, 20,000 Budapest Jews were shot by the banks of the Danube by Hungarian forces, which is memorialized at this spot on the Pest side of the river. 70,000 Jews were forced on a death march to Austria—thousands were shot and thousands more died of starvation and exposure. (wikipedia.org)

The image was taken in color but I desaturated it since a brilliant blue sky didn't fit the somber mood.

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