My wife and I watched Walking With the Enemy the other night. It’s based on a true story of how the Jews were persecuted, stripped of their property, and murdered during the Nazi occupation of Hungary.
The German Nazis were bad enough, but it was the Hungarian collaborators who were the worst since they turned on their fellow Hungarians.
“[T]ragedy struck in the summer of 1941. Some 18,000 Jews randomly designated by the Hungarian authorities as ‘Jewish foreign nationals’ were kicked out of their homes and deported to Kamenets-Podolsk in the Ukraine, where most were murdered. In early 1942, another 1,000 Jews in the section of Hungary newly acquired from Yugoslavia were murdered by Hungarian soldiers and police in their ‘pursuit of Partisans.’
“[The Hungarian] Arrow Cross immediately introduced a reign of terror in Budapest. Nearly 80,000 Jews were killed in Budapest itself, shot on the banks of the Danube River and then thrown into the river. Thousands of others were forced on death marches to the Austrian border. In December, during the Soviet siege of the city, 70,000 Jews were forced into a ghetto. Thousands died of cold, disease, and starvation.”
The Shoes on the Danube Bank is a memorial in Budapest, Hungary, to honor the people (mainly Budapest Jews) who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen. They were ordered to take off their shoes and were shot at the edge of the water so their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. Sculptor Pauer Gyula created sixty pairs of period-appropriate shoes out of iron for the haunting memorial. (Wiki)
While we were watching Walking With the Enemy, it reminded me of the way the Democrats and anti-free speech collaborators are attacking American citizens who hold a different opinion. Nearly every Democrat has remained silent about the protests. Some have even blamed the disruptions on the speakers…