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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

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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This multi-sensory, outdoor, interactive holocaust memorial was a simple but very moving experience. It managed to offer stark facts in an accessible, sensitive yet uncompromising... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To level-set your expectations, this is a memorial, not a museum. The memorial is well done; however if you've been to ones in Berlin or D.C., this does not rate. As a memorial, this Will take you about 15 min start to finish to read / walk through. Got frustrated with folks who were using the path as a walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This multi-sensory, outdoor, interactive holocaust memorial was a simple but very moving experience. It managed to offer stark facts in an accessible, sensitive yet uncompromising way that avoided being in the least sentimental.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small very moving reminder of the horror of World War 11. Six delicate tall glass towers that you pass through. Each naming one of many concentration camps. As you walk through you see each is etched with thousands of numbers of people that died in those camps, and a brief, but very moving statement from a survivor from each... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very well done Memorail. Be sure to read each of the walls . After you take the time to walk and read and even feel this moving tribute to all that suffered this fate ! We should never forget !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Holocaust Memorial is located in Union Street, Boston on the "Freedom Trail" & consists of 6, 54 ft tall glass towers which visitors can walk under. Steam blows up from grilles in the ground which I believe represents wafting gas. Each tower represents/symbolises 1 of the 6 major Nazi extermination camps where 6,000,000 Jews were killed in the Holocaust... More 

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Growing up in this era of JFK, the whole experience was breathtaking, put it on your bucket list if you grew up during this timeframe

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a respectful memorial to the people killed during the Holocaust. The personal stories on each wall are chilling. The addition of the steam vents is a subtle reminder of what these individuals faced. It's unbelievable to see the lists of numbers knowing that each number represented an actual person. The silence which everyone observed showed just how meaningful... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is very near North End. Definitely worth stopping and taking the time to stop and visit. We went in the evening. It was very moving. Take the time to read all the panels. It helps keeps things in perspective.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went by the Halocaust Memorial on a few separate walks around the city. It is located very close to Faneuil Hall. Very nice to see this memorial in the town of Boston.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ran into the Holocaust Memorial by accident, but was intrigued by the simple yet unique design. It is definitely worth visiting.

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