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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 213 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was so overwhelmed by the sight of this memorial; it literally brought tears to my eyes,even now as I think of it, I get a little sad. This was a beautiful memorial in the mist of all the hustle and bustle, but some how it was peaceful. Thank you such a great memory.

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Milford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This memorial is somber but beautiful. No names are written on the outer glass walls, just numbers. Makes you really think of the tragedy Germany inflicted upon so many. This was my third visit there & I'm sure it won't be my last. If you have never been to Boston, this is a must see. Highly recommend.

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

In a small space this memorial presents something of genuine significance and emotion; powerful and intelligent.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Difficult to review this because of the nature of the monument, other than to say that this is a moving tribute, and a poignant reminder of the 1000's of European Jews that were murdered at the hands of the Nazi's.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This memorial will rip your heart out - It was such a beautiful exhibit of art and suffering. I recommend it to all visiting Boston - it takes only minutes to experience, but so worth it.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The 5 tall glass structures represent each of the concentration camps and have all the numbers of each prisoner engraved on them. Quite moving.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Quite a powerful monument right outside a stretch of restaurants and pubs.... It's strange to see some people engaging with the space, but having no idea what it's about -- smiling and laughing, and having their photos taken in front of it.... I guess some people don't read the signs?

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

its humbling to walk through these glass columns inscribed with the numbers of the lost in the camps. its a small memorial but it is so lovely many say better than the one in berlin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This demands that you take some time walking through and absorbing all of its messages (from the direct to the more subtle). It will stop you in your tracks and you cannot help but be moved by it.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A clever memorial to a piece of history that should never be forgotten. Take time to read the inscriptions.

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