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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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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We found this memorial by mistake one day, and wandered through. It is very well done, and very moving. Should not be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It is not easy to capture the sentiment, to be evocative and remain tasteful but this exhibit is one of the best I have even seen. It is moving beyond words and the artist and the city have done a wonderful job of creating something that will always stay with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was one of the best holicaust memorials i have ever been to since it felt so touching especially with the gas coming out of it

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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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

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

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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