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New England Holocaust Memorial

Address: Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston, MA 02109 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 617-635-4505
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Ranked #8 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: The six glass towers of this striking memorial serve to represent the six million Jews who perished...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, 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 the candles on a menorah.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Very impressive holocaust memorial. It is located only steps away from Faneuil Hall, right in downtown Boston. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A really cool memorial. Take a look if you're in the area. You just walk through-- it's not a long time commitment.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Gives a great visual to understand the magnitude of the Holocaust, with quotes from people who lived through it, and the Nazi issued numbers of all the people in the concentration camps who died. Very educational and informative.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We almost walked by this memorial but decided to stop and glad we did. It is a very moving memorial to the holocaust and to the lives lost. We were undecided if the steam coming up from the floor vents whilst standing in the towers was almost in bad taste yet the memorial as a whole was interesting and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A very moving, sobering experience to walk through this memorial. Take time to read the inscriptions inside each tower and along the pathway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a chilling memorial. Six glass chimneys, each with a million numbers etched pane by pane and the name of the camp before a metal grate at the bottom of each. The symbolism is palpable and heart wrenching. To walk through each, with the steam of the city's financial district rising through the grate under each is to feel... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

These can't be missed and you should walk through them. I've walked through them 2x's and each time it brought me to tears. It really hits home when you start looking at the numbers. Simplistic but packs such a punch. Not something children will understand.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A must visit.Stunning design and moving memorial.In the evening it is more striking.Provides fantastic photography.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

this is a must see on the freedom trail whien in Boston. take the time to walk through and read the quotes as its really moving

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Melbourne, Oz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The structure is lovely and inclusive. It is just SO Sad that it Commemorates such an Awful Event...

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