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New England Holocaust Memorial

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Address: Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: 617-635-4505
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Description: 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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Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial is between City Hall Plaza & Fanueil Hall Marketplace. Modern glass & steel towers memorialize lives lost.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Holocaust Memorial is between City Hall Plaza & Fanueil Hall Marketplace. Modern glass & steel towers memorialize lives lost.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

All of those numbers.....chilling, to say the least. The memorial was a stark, bold tribute to those souls who died in the Holocaust. The art itself could be mistaken for anything, but upon closer examination.....all of those numbers are etched in the glass. Well worth visiting. Somehow, hearing the amount of people who perished is almost too much to grasp.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

To me this is even more touching than the Washington DC memorial. I won't spoil it for you, but as you walk up to these glass towers, notice the glass is a bit cloudy or smokey. When you get closer you will see why.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Happened to walk past - walking through the glass towers left you drained of emotion. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I was following the Freedom Trail when I made a wrong turn and stumbled upon this memorial. There were powerful quotes and the scale that you could see was incredible. It was surreal seeing commuters just amble by but my heart felt heavy as I read some of the stories and saw all of the numbers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of the best Holocaust memorials in the US, we visit every time we are in Boston. A reminder of the past, beautifully integrated into the surrounding area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This memorial is beautiful! It really gives you the whole weight of the 6 million lives that were lost. I'd love to return in better Boston weather.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While it looks simple and plain, walking through the glass towers and reading the inscriptions along the path makes for a very moving experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It appears suddenly after you enjoy your time in Fanuel Hall or North End, and you are brought to one of the most horrific events of human history. This is an unique, well-built and thought -provoking memorial.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This lovely modern memorial is beautifully designed and striking even from a distance. We felt comfortable hanging around at it as long as we wanted to, reading names and quotations.

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