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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 218 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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I made an effort to seek out this Memorial during a recent trip to Boston. It is centrally located in the area around Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market and the North End. It will only take a few minutes of your time but in the times we are living in the Memorial is a reminder of man's inhumanity to man. Whether... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

As I walked through this memorial I began to cry- never had it been so plainly shown how many people died in the Holocaust- I had studied the Holocaust in school; seen the terrible photographs but this memorial in it's simplicity says it all.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Although I was expecting a bit more of a flashy presentation, walking through the memorial I actually believe it's easier to appreciate the memorial without a flashy presentation. With a simple design, the memorial accomplishes exactly what it set out to do -- remember the events in a simple, short walk through exhibit. Short but powerful, it only takes a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

In few words and many numbers, this memorial powerfully tells the story of the holocaust victims and survivors whose words are memorialized on the walls of this impactful shrine.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a interesting and moving monument. It's beautifully designed and presented. Definitely worth a look

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Love the simplicity of this monument didn't realise what it was at first as we were on the opposite side of the road I commented it looked like glass chimney's. So we crossed to take a look and I read the first line and look up and saw the whole of each glass panel was engraved with the numbers and... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It is something simple yet powerful. The Memorial makes you stay in complete silence. The smoke that rises from the ground makes an impact on what you see and read.

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Totowa, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Nice to see this in such a prominent location where many can see and experience history. Don't miss this if you're in the area. Skip 20 minutes of shopping to see this. It will have an impact on anyone with a heart.

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The architects design with the mist blowing up before you enter each glass room gives the eerie feeling of a gas chamber. To see so many numbers in each glass room is saddening

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The memorial is an unobtrusive structure somewhere along Union and Congress streets near the Freedom Trail. I almost did not notice it. However the design conveys the profound horror of the Holocaust quite effectively. The sheer numbers on the 6 glass columns remind us the horrifying number of people murdered. The quotes are effective in reminding us not only of... More

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