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New England Holocaust Memorial

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Address: Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston, MA 02109
Phone Number: 617-635-4505
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The six glass towers of this striking memorial serve to represent the six...

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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If you're walking the Freedom Trail you definitely need to go slightly off trail and take a moment to observe the memorial. It is a very sobering experience that requires your... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're walking the Freedom Trail you definitely need to go slightly off trail and take a moment to observe the memorial. It is a very sobering experience that requires your respect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This memorial is a contrast to many others . We found it very moving. It's good to see the Holocaust remembered in such a public way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have almost missed it ... and it does not look so atractive from outside, but once you enter ... it becomes a very emotional experience

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought this memorial was fantastic. There are 1 million numbers (like the numbers tattooed on each victim put in those horrible concentration camps) on the 6 towers to represent the 6 million innocent lives lost during the Holocaust.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This memorial was done so respectfully. The impact of being surrounded by all of the numbers and realizing the enormous loss of life is so moving. There are also plaques telling some stories and explaining things. Really worth taking some time to see.

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Jacksonville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Plan to give this the time it desires. Read all of it. Such a reminder of the past and very thought provoking. Just GO THERE and read.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can visit this monument specifically or you can see it while you are on the walking tour of the Freedom Trail. The park area where it is contained is well maintained although you should take care as sidewalks, streets and grassy areas uneven in some areas. Take time to walk through the glass columns and read the inscriptions on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came across this the other day while in downtown Boston. The memorial is very pretty - clear glass with all the names etched in the glass panes. You can walk through quickly (we only spent about 15 minutes looking at some of the names and reading the placards) but if you're in the area it's a nice thing to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is simple but very profound! The quotes were heart-wrenching and he warm steam added to the effect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had no idea what we were walking through at first. Then upon review we stopped our group outing and spend over half-an-hour having introspective and poignant walk through one of the single most impressive art-instillations I have ever seen. The impact of this piece has stayed with me in the weeks since my trip to Boston. This is important and... More 

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