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New England Holocaust Memorial

Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston, MA 02109 (Downtown)
617-635-4505
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Ranked #10 of 212 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Holocaust Memorial is a very stark and important reminder to reflect on the preciousness of human life.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

An amazing memorial - very touching. Well worth a visit - the children read all the inscriptions which are very sad but makes you realise how lucky we are.

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

U should go visit everything in Boston! Its always a great place to visit anytime even in the winter as long as u get back with the snow storm.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

By far the most brilliantly constructed and laid out holocaust memorial I've seen outside of Europe ... and I didn't even know it was there. Stumbled upon it after leaving the Union Oyster House.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A nice place to visit!!! While visiting Boston Common for Puerto Rico festival, I accidently come across this place. Six Towers, with glass walls and continuous gas flowing through ground giving you feeling of gas chambers. Each number on a glass wall is representing a person who forced to sacrifice during Holocaust. Quotes written on each wall take us to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

On the one hand its a beautiful and striking memorial. On the other hand its located in a bad spot. It's easy to find (between faneuil hall and city hall) however congress street is fairly busy during the day and union street is fairly busy with drunk college kids at night. I wish this was located in a more serene... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

For some reason we thought it would be a bit bigger. We where a little disappointed when it look like it was a only 2 story high. We still enjoy it and said a prayer to forgive those that trespass against us.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

No one visiting Boston should miss this experience. Six towers, one for each million Jews who died during the holocaust, grates with steam rising up from them, and numerous quotes from survivors, make this one of the most powerful reminders of what happened during those six years between 1939-1945. Stay a while and reflect, so that none of us ever... More

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Saw this memorial by chance as it is across the street from the Union Oyster House. While it lists the 6 death camps, the area is very small.

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northern Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Not interesting or informative. Just names on glass columns that you walk through located in a grassy road median area of a non-busy street. Easy to visit because of the proximity to the Freedom Trail.

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