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“Moving in the extreme”

New England Holocaust Memorial
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Owner description: 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.
Lymington, United Kingdom
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“Moving in the extreme”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Holocaust memorials are always moving, and so they should be. I have seen several over the years and I always come away shocked and stunned. That's a good thing. We need to be reminded of how cruel man can be to man, and we need to have put before us the details, lest we allow it to creep back again into our lives and into the fabric of our society, and it so easily could. This memorial is superb. It's simplicity is striking. The words are carefully chosen and so very moving. By the time I had walked through and read the short inscriptions on all six sites I was moved to tears. It's not a happy place, and it may make you feel a bit different as you stroll, though a city that offers fun and history in ways that are amusing and entertaining, but go and look a this, Spend some time here. You should. We all should.

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful Memorial along Boston's Freedom Trail”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

This memorial is beautiful, you would never know it was there, it is along the Freedom Trail Walk and, it is truly humbling to see, the amount of names etched into the glass are heart wrentching, I knew that countless people where killed during the Holocaust, but it never really hit home till seeing the 10s of thousands of names etched into this memorial. It is truly special and, a must see. What a lovely tribute to those who lost thier lives during one of the darkest Moments in human history.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Surprisingly effective”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

A surprise to see the slim glass towers situated in a kind of side park, but walk through and read the statements of witnesses and survivors and you cannot help but be moved. Hopefully it will attract younger people, children, to its uncommonly modern and modest appearance.

Visited October 2013
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Somerset, New Jersey
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“Beautiful tribute”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

The phrases written on the memorial are moving. This was well done. Take the time to stop by and read what the survivors had to say.

Visited October 2013
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was an emotional walk through of six glass columns inscribed withthe tattood number from the victims of the Holocaust. A few quotes from survivors and what they witnessed made me wonder why there was no early intervention. It made me realize how blessed I am. It was sad to try to even imagine how anyoje could have ebef been so cold anf uncompassionate.

Visited October 2013
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