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New England Holocaust Memorial

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Address: Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston, MA 02109
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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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Walked this Memorial. Very emotional to think what these people went through and why? Some great quotes and short bio's

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Angola, Indiana
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Angola, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked this Memorial. Very emotional to think what these people went through and why? Some great quotes and short bio's

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i stopped here with a school group last week and my students found this as moving as I did. Although it's not a large memorial, it is a very stirring reminder of the atrocities of World War II.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This monument will affect you. It's very thoughtfully done, informative, and profound. It's situated very near Faneuil Hall. It consists of 6 tall glass towers that you walk through. As you walk through you read about experiences people went through and about myriad facts about the Holocaust. And then you realize each tower has 1 million numbers etched in the... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

when I first went to this memorial I was noy sure what to expect. It looked very simple, you walk through glass towers. Little did I know names of the victims would be listed and the feeling of the heat from the furnaces could be felt . I was very moved and highly recommend this as part of your Boston... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a difficult experience to describe because it memorializes the most devastating international horror of the 20th Century. I visited in the evening after sunset and took my time walking through this open air grouping of sculptural installations in the Government Center district of Boston. You won't need the photography or objects used in other Holocaust Memorials to still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a short walk through this memorial. We stumbled upon it and didn't realize what it was at first,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cold morning with the steam coming up and around the memorial, an errie feeling of sadness penatrated my bones. This is a well thought out and a perfect memorial to all who lost their lives during that horrible time. Pick your time and time your vist.................

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This memorial is not to be missed. Take the time to walk through each of the columns and read all of the inscriptions. The symbolism of the six stacks and what lies beneath them is somber and moving, as well as the etchings in the glass. Take time to reflect on meaning of this monument, and never forget.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never seen a museum quite like this, But it seems most people just rush through it, walking to wherever they might be going. There are numbers etched into the glass showing prisoner numbers. The museum did give a creepy feeling but maybe that was the purpose.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not like Washington DC's museum this simple free standing monumental glass edifice is a moving reminder of the genocide of my forebearers. Every single name of the murdered is etched into the glass towers which took 6 years to complete with a gentle mist pervading thru them to recreate, not ghouishly, a beautiful tribute to the dead. Read the... More 

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