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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 209 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very solemn memorial to walk through. When one looks at all the numbers etched into the glass walls it sinks in that the numbers were all people. It was a great teaching moment to explain with a little more clarity to my 10 and 12 year old what the Holocaust was. Even sharing with them that my neighbors in the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a great memorial and extremely interesting architecturally. You really should stop by and have a look if you are down in that area visiting Faneuil Hall

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Carthage, Mississippi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If this memorial does not pierce your heart, I wonder what could! The numbers of the millions of people who died during the Holocaust are etched in each glass tower. Six towers representing the camps where people were exterminated, reach up to the sky. The tiny numbers are etched from bottom to top on the glass sides; each number represents... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You see six towers representing the camps. On each are written one million names. It's amazing to see the number of names written out. It gives you a better understanding of the lives and families affected. The quotes along the walls from actual holocaust victims are quite moving as well.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This only takes 10-15 minutes and it is a must see! It is 6 glass towers that have numbers of the victims of the holocaust etched in them. The 6 Towers symbolize the 6 million Jews killed during the holocaust. These towers also have grates at the bottom that have steam coming up from them symbolizing the furnaces. IT WAS... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A must for any traveler - it is so powerful and moving. In the midst of a busy Boston city, you should take the time to walk through the pillars. Look up, feel the air, read the writings and relish your freedom.

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New jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This memorial is simple and respectful. It is a short walk through but it stays with you for the day. It is centrally located in the heart of the city. Please take the time to see it.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is an unusual memorial but the symbolism of the structures was very effective in reminding us of the scale of the atrocities suffered by these victims. The testimonies from survivors were moving and remind us of the dangers we all face in the form of any sort of extremism.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a moving Memorial dedicated to the six million Jews that lost their lives during the Holocaust. Sobering is an understatement. We were a group of 14 with young children so we were moving a quicker pace than I would recommend. However, you can not go thru this Memorial and not be moved by the quotes of the prisoners,... More

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NWarkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A quiet walk-through tribute that is truly beautiful. We almost missed it, as we weren't looking for it, but so glad we didn't!!

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