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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, Museums
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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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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is a short stop in the center of town so you have no exscuse not to visit. It is really thought provoking and a reminder of what must never happen again.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We happened to stop here during our walk on the Freedom Trail even though it was not on our list of things to see. I'm glad we stopped. It was very moving and well done.

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Fergus, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

we came across this as we were walking walking through this outdoor memorial finally allowed us to understand the sheer horror of the numbers of dead, they are engraved, camp by camp, number by number. you walk through and mist is coming from the grated floor and the tattoo numbers rise above you on etched glass, truly a well thought... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This memorial is near Faneuil Hall and the Union Oyster House. The modern glass towers are engraved with numbers relating to the numbers tattooed upon the concentration camp prisoners. There are words of reflection from Holocaust survivors. Nothing that I can say will evoke the feelings of experiencing the site. Especially when the steam rises up as a reminder of... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

This thought provoking memorial is very well done. It is right across from the Union Oyster House and by Faneuil Hall. It has just enough information and emotional quotes to absorb the horrors of the holocaust. It is worth a visit when in the area. Give yourself about 20 minutes to walk through, read and pause for reflection.

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very understated memorial. Very powerful that the memorial recognised all minorities who suffered during the holocaust.

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Let's face it...it's not like reviewing a restaurant or place of culture but it is a must to go by if in the area for Jew or Gentile to see the horrors of war....the reality of the smoke coming from the towers 24/7 is a reminder that this should never occur again!

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have been visiting the North End for 45 years. The Holocaust memorial is a must visit, and is on the Freedom Trail across from the Union Oyster House. Tis a grand week to visit Boston! Given our luxury suites at the Marriott’s Customs House, spend lots of time walking and touring various sites. We love Boston, and the flight... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Good place to visit for people who are interested in learning about Jewish history and the holocaust event. This place is series and you can't be goofing of in there

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is one of the most moving monuments I have ever seen. Steam rises from the ground in each tower which provides strong connotations as you read the entries. Powerful and moving. A stark contrast to Quincy Market nearby. Don't miss it

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