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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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Six glass pillars stand out from a park. On all four sides are etched the identification numbers of 6 million people killed in the Holocaust. I had lived in Boston for 8 years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Six glass pillars stand out from a park. On all four sides are etched the identification numbers of 6 million people killed in the Holocaust. I had lived in Boston for 8 years before I went to this memorial, and it will be now be a place where I will take people on my tours. You walk through each of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My three boys and I went through this while in Boston, and it was very touching and emotional. Even my youngest (11 yo) seemed affected by the overwhelming number of numbers and the amazing quotes on the memorial. No fee to go, so no excuse to to take the timeout of a vacation and visit this memorial.

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Northern, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This exhibit is very well-done. It's devastatingly sad to learn how so many turned their backs to what was happening at that time. The stories of those that survived that terrible era will tear at your heart. It's an important tribute that should teach us to never allow this monstrous history to repeat itself.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a free public exhibit pretty close to the front of Faneuil Hall, in a grassy strip that runs through Boston. There are six glass towers representing the six concentration camps that exterminated Jews, etched with the tatooed numbers of the exterminated. There is also a stone wall that recognizes the other groups of people targeted for extermination, and... More 

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Gresham, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a narrow strip near Faneuil Hall, with a single pathway running perhaps 50 yards. Very powerful recollections every few feet about the horrors of the Holocaust. Sobering and powerful, it is short and seamlessly inserted into your life.

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Gives you the proper perspective on just how many people perished during the holocaust. Everyone should be reminded of history.

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Fort Gibson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

if you were not told about it, you might miss it. From the road you see several tall glass towers. When you walk throught it, you learn a lot of history and some quotes from survivors.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It is amazing. Walking through it gave me chills. I went back and spent quite a bit of time reading everything engraved on the walls. Well worth your time.

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Clinton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Walked through the memorial in the evening when it was lit up. The whole experience was just moving. To see all of the numbers makes it so real in terms of the tragedy. I recommend walking through it, especially if you have the opportunity to do it in the evening with the lights. Look down as well through the grates.

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Oakdale, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We sort of stumbled across this site. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be noted by trolley operators. Site is next to Freedom Trail and appears to be a boulevard type of park except for the striking glass towers that are part of the monument. Totally self guided. Good info, thought provoking quotes. Definitely a historical stop families and solos... More 

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Address: Address: Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: 617-635-4505
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown

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