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New England Holocaust Memorial

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Address: Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston, MA 02109
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The six glass towers of this striking memorial serve to represent the six...

The six glass towers of this striking memorial serve to represent the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, six main Nazi death camps and the candles on a menorah.

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A Place of Sober Reflection

Like many cities, Boston has a memorial for the victims of the Nazi holocaust. Each of the six glass columns represents one million victims, and each column is etched with a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Like many cities, Boston has a memorial for the victims of the Nazi holocaust. Each of the six glass columns represents one million victims, and each column is etched with a million sets of numbers, to represent the numbers tattooed on the arms of each concentration camp prisoner. The grate under your feet adds to the somber feeling of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nicely placed to stop and remember. And remember in a place that is busy and frenetic and full of life. Of people who just lived and died because they were.. Jews.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Such a poignant and humbling experience. The memorial is etched with the numbers of all the lives lost during the holocaust which moves you to tears. It truly was a sobering experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The first time that I saw the memorial was very touching. It's not only Beautiful but Sad knowing that so many lives were taken.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went soon after it opened, and have been back. It's very close to a T station and the big outdoor farmer's market so there's a lot to do nearby. It's quite moving. Take the time to read the sections.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial should be viewed by all to pay respect to those who suffered in the Holocaust, and to ensure that something like this never happens again. The Memorial is very unusual and easy to miss if you are not looking for it. The glass towers are beautiful and the numbers on them are just heartbreaking. The stories paint a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just one of those wonderful things that you want to stop and check out while in Boston. Although, it is a memory of a very sad time in our human existance this is pretty cool. I went to see it at night time with all the lights. Just a nice place to go for a quick moment of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located close to Faneuil Hall, this memorial is basically 6 glass towers with inscriptions and quotes on the path leading through them. Each tower commemorates a different Concentration camp and lists the numbers of the people who were killed there. It stands over steaming vents, which lend it an eerie feel. An important part of history that deserves acknowledgement.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My teen daughter and I happened upon this Memorial and spent 20-30 minutes walking through and reading the many horifying and touching stories. We made this visit shortly after the election, so it seemed to have added meaning. It gave us much to think and talk about and inspiration for fighting the good fight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The New England Holocaust Memorial is very emotionally moving, with six chimneys (with steam from the subway coming up into them) to commemorate the six million Jews massacred. There are numbers taken off survivors arms all along the glass shafts, and testimonials of survivors inside. This is a must see memorial!

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