New England Holocaust Memorial

New England Holocaust Memorial

New England Holocaust Memorial
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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.
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Neighborhood: Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling 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 your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
How to get there
  • Haymarket • 2 min walk
  • Government Center • 3 min walk
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luvtravel88
Louisville, KY565 contributions
Aug 2022
We were really glad we found this memorial to the Holocaust. There are 6 glass rectangles that are several stories tall. The bottom of each one is open so you can walk through from one to the other. Each rectangle has 1 million tattoo numbers etched on it. At the foot of each rectangle is the name of a death camp, where I'm assuming the numbers came from.
There was a minimal amount of description on Marble slabs as you walk through.
It is a lovely memorial, but is in an odd location. It's about a block away from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, along the Freedom Trail and sits in front of a row of restaurants with al fresco seating.
It certainly was not quiet there and so was not terribly meditative.
Written September 15, 2022
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Sarah R
Phoenix, AZ33 contributions
Jun 2021
A beautiful tribute to those who we must remember. Though in the middle of a busy bustling area this has been made to dampen the sound and allow each person walking through to reflect on the impact. Individuals and broader stories take you through what happened and why it should never happen again.
Written October 2, 2021
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Jola O
Las Vegas, NV513 contributions
Jul 2022
Beautifully done. This is a wonderful memorial to those who died in the Holocaust. At first glance I thought the 50 foot spires are frosted, but then I realize they are engraved with numbers representing the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust. The stories from the survivors were also etched into the glass. So emotional and beautiful. A must experience.
Written July 13, 2022
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dctravel
Washington DC, DC2,176 contributions
Aug 2022
We noticed the New England Holocaust Memorial on one of our walks. I'm glad we took a look. It is a well done, moving memorial that puts into perspective the sheer atrocities that occurred. It both makes you think and makes you uncomfortable, exactly what this type of memorial should do, in my opinion.
Written August 10, 2022
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Hilary N
Tuscaloosa, AL116 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Very moving to do with children. Especially touching at nighttime. I’ll be honest I wasn’t expecting much because the pictures really don’t do it Justice. But we happened to find it one night walking and it was an exceptional experience. Very well designed with moving tributes with first hand accounts from survivors and all the numbers of victims listed. The staggering visualization of that many innocent people killed was put it into perspective for my 9 and 11 year old. I’ll be honest my main motivation for travel in general is to expose my children to different life experiences, this especially because someone at their school is an extreme small mind who thinks the Holocaust didn’t really happen. This was a great experience and made us all tear up. Thank you for a well thought out design and for the physical remembrance that these people mattered and their stories need to be told. If for nothing else than to ensure we don’t let this happen again.
Written November 13, 2021
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Colleen P
Quincy, MA295 contributions
Jun 2021
It is easy to miss this memorial as it is right along a busy road and a bar street.

I recommend going here when it is dark, as you walk under the columns, you can look down and it looks like a starry sky, which makes it more surreal when you look up and realize just how many names are etched around each column. A hazy misty rises from the grates as you walk over that can give a more unearthly quality to the memorial.
Written July 21, 2021
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Rich G
Acton, MA2,571 contributions
Jan 2020
Every time we're in Boston we walk through this memorial which is so expertly designed. Reading the inscriptions gives you pause, a time to reflect on how lucky we all are to be living today. There's a difference between coming daytime and at night. I suggest both. Nighttime has a different aura about it.

I found the 0000001 engraving again this time. If you're interested to find it, go to the middle panel, about 8 feet up on the side of the Union Oyster House. It's located on the right most column above your head.
Written January 12, 2020
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Hope F
Howell, NJ40 contributions
Aug 2021
This was my 8 y/o first exposure to the Holocaust. I hadn't meant to take her here, but we ended up walking by and therefore we moved through the monument. I explained it to her, and we read it all. It was extremely moving and well done as a tribute to those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis. May we never forget.
Written August 18, 2021
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Adrienne S
Fort Collins, CO38 contributions
May 2021
This was one of the most moving and beautiful Holocaust Memorials I have seen anywhere. The concentration camp numbers of countless people lost to hate and horror are “tattooed” on clear towers. Beyond and through them you can people going about their lives: sitting at cafes, walking their dogs, playing with their children. It is an incredibly moving experience.
Written May 20, 2021
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theuncle2018
Scottsdale, AZ218 contributions
Jul 2022
You can breeze through the memorial in less than 5 minutes. Its literally along the Freedom Trail and that ironic location makes you think how people have always fought for freedom. Not everyone wins. The convenient location, artistic appeal and quick history was nice.
Written August 6, 2022
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