An attempt to refute Holocaust revisionist questioning of an unproven “massacre” of 20,000 Jews on the banks of the Danube River in Budapest during World War II has backfired after a sonar search has come up negative.
Above: A ZAKA diver, speaking to Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, second from right, describes the operation to recover the remains in the Danube River in Hungary, Jan. 15, 2019.
According to a report in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a “sonar scan of the bottom of the Danube River in Budapest revealed no human remains.”
The JTA report said that “Volunteers for Zaka, an Israel-based Orthodox Jewish group, conducted the search this week in the hope of finding the bodies” of some of the 20,000 Jews which they claim were shot dead on the banks of the river in 1944-45 by “Hungarian Nazi collaborators.”
No evidence has ever actually been produced that the shootings took place, and the total lack of any forensic evidence—never mind the huge amount of ammunition (which would produce at least 222 kilograms, or 489 pounds, of inert lead), has allowed Holocaust revisionists to question the veracity of “survivor” tales of the massacre.
Slomo Koves, the head of the Chabad-affiliated EMIH Jewish federation of Hungary, told the JTA that the team operating the sonar will be back next month for another scan.
Despite the total lack of any evidence, a memorial known as the “Shoes on the Danube Bank” has been erected on the east bank of the Danube River, representing the shoes of the 20,000 Jews supposedly shot, and is now a major tourist attraction.