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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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Area for reflection and thought

Only stumbled across this memorial area by accident. Provides a small arena for reflection and thought and to see the inscriptions on the towers reflects the sadness from times... read more

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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only stumbled across this memorial area by accident. Provides a small arena for reflection and thought and to see the inscriptions on the towers reflects the sadness from times past. Thought provoking no matter what race, colour or creed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Profound multi-sensory tribute that evokes powerful emotions. This memorial is shocking. We shall never forget what these men, women and children endured. May God bless each and every one and all their descendants. May we always honor their memory!

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning memorial yet very minimalist. Beautifully & tastefully created - a simple straight walk and read. Very tall glass columns with the serial numbers of the murdered Concentration Camp victims engraved into the glass. Also some famous quotes to reflect on alongside some hard facts about the atrocities.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very moving memorial. We viewed it at night and it was somber and full of impact. It truly stands out at night - however we did not visit it during the day.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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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