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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.
Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-635-4505
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice memorial, sure but why is this planted right in the center of the historic Boston? I came to Boston to learn about the American revolution. What does the historic Boston have to do with the holocaust? This thing is literally planted right on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a slight detour off the Freedom Trail and well worth having a look. One sometimes needs a reminder of what has happened in world history.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank doppierunner
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gorgeous and emotional provoking memorial to the Holocaust. Up close is what really makes it special seeing all the numbers etched onto the glass. Very touching. Must see while in town. Not far off the Freedom Trail to step away for a little bit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AlleyDeBlanck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see for children. Children need to know what can happen when people of all faiths are not loved and respected. It’s sobering, and powerful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The memorial comprises six glass towers representing the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust. Each of the towers is inscribed with numbers - the numbers tattooed onto Jews in the concentration camps. Very moving. There are some inscriptions also enshrined in the towers and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a special memorial inside the bustling city! It was a worthwhile visit for sure! Spent about a half hour walking through the 6 towers and reading the quotes engraved on the glass panels and concrete floors. Bravo to the citizens of Boston for building...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank anonymous_guest3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had reservations at Union Oyster House and as we walked there, we passed these six illuminated glass towers. We stopped to see what they were and realized that they were etched with numbers (tattoos) of holocaust survivors. This is truly a beautiful memorial -...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravelinQueen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really good place to see in your travels not a up beating Memorial but well done and worth a visit in the downtown of Boston.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kappy26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow this was such a powerful memorial. It is in a small space but the message was super impactful. I am really glad we got to see this. Very close to the market so worth your time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank meganw735
Reviewed March 14, 2019

I have seen these towers many times while visiting family who work near here. While the experience of walking through these towers and appreciating what they mean is moving and makes you realize the severity of the crimes committed, the towers themselves are often underappreciated...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
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one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
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statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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September 21, 2016|
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Response from MatthewASharp | Reviewed this property |
Flipping hell. Just take Ubër!!
June 3, 2015|
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Response from Laurie G | Reviewed this property |
Haymarket Station is even closer.