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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 #11 of 207 attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Cork
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is a very simple yet very powerful place. The words, descriptions and stories are kept short and to the point which to me make it very interesting and not over the top, which can often be lost if there is too much info provided. The six steaming towers which I think represent the gas chambers are very effective. Well... More

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Cooperstown
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116 reviews 116 reviews
42 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It was moving to walk between the glass panels and stare at the vast number of numbers engraved on the panels and to think each represented one person who suffered the greatest injustice because of intolerance.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I did not know I would be reading the experiences of people that were there. At first I was put off by the steam coming up through he grates as I thought of the gas.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is an interesting memorial and very moving. The problem I have with it is the location. Located right next to Quincy Market Place and Faneuil Hall which are both festive locations it seems a bit out of place for such a somber memorial. I still recommend everyone to visit and spend some quiet time reading and contemplating.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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245 reviews 245 reviews
75 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is in the middle of Gov't Center area, so there's really no reason not to walk through and take a look. It's humbling and hopefully will make you appreciate what you have.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Less is usually more. Certainly that is the case here. We will be here for several more days. We will return several more times. Location makes it easy to do and the presentation is compelling.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The design of it is really thoughtful. You can understand how horrible it was then through those number... The text on the glass and stone can bring you into a deeper feeling: think of some current situation you are facing, and readjust your thought to a more correct track.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This small park with its six glass towers is a reminder in this busy world of what other endured. We should never forget how lucky we are in this country and remember those who were not.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

nice to go and see for 15 minutes , don't allocate a lot of time to it it is near to the market so take time and walk to it

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Seabrook, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This isn't a huge exhibit. But it was a nice display. Taking time to read about some of the victims definitely brought chills and a heavy sadness just thinking about what they had to go through. It was worth seeing.

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