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New England Holocaust Memorial

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Address: Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston, MA 02109
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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 memorial is eye-catching and is easy to find. We just stumbled upon it but I'm so glad we decided to walk through it. Each of the quotes was powerful and moving. It's worth a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This memorial is eye-catching and is easy to find. We just stumbled upon it but I'm so glad we decided to walk through it. Each of the quotes was powerful and moving. It's worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an easy and worthwhile memorial to visit if you're passing by (which you likely are at some point since it's between Boston Common and waterfront). It's entirely outdoors and you can walk it at your own pace (could take as few as 5 minutes or as long as you'd like).

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was surprised to see this in the North End. Makes sense when so many Jews lived in this area long ago. Unusual design in the midst of many older buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came across this by accident and I was so moved. Its not an obvious place to visit. Its a "garden walkway" in the middle of the road. Towers with names and messages of those in the Camps. Information shown in a sensitive way all along. There are seating areas and natural breaks. Its a road or two up from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went early in the morning, ice cold outside. We were alone at the site. We were moved walking through the monument reading about people's stories.

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Treherne, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a free memorial on the street.The glass towers have numbers of holocaust victims etched into them.The numbers go all the way to the top and sides.Each tower represents an individual concentration camp.Difficult to not feel the sense of tragedy and loss.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Placed in the middle of the city, it intrigued me the minute I saw it. With steam rising from the ground in glass walled columns, this memorial is worth a visit. Take your time and read all the names and just take a minute to remember the people who died.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessed memorial right in the heart of the city. Make sure to slow down and read the placards and memorials. A good place to talk through historical events in our world's history with your children.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice monument but it is not great. It is outside and made of glass with names of victims. I expected more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a very historic city, you have a slightly out of place structure. It looks odd at first. Examine it, read the words and feel the pain/struggle. It can be a very moving experience. Amidst the bustle of Boston you can find serenity as well. This spot will make you think of what happened. Quincy Market/ Fanuel Hall just around... More 

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