New England Holocaust Memorial, Boston

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Just steps from Boston's Freedom Trail, New England Holocaust Memorial, created by survivors, serves as a sobering monument to the 6 million Jews killed between 1939 and 1945. The memorial is made up of six identical paneled glass towers, each representing a million of the dead; in addition, they pay homage to those killed at each of six major Nazi death camps during the period. You'll see that each tower is inscribed with different numbers, as well as quotes from camp survivors and messages about the nature of evil, history, and remembrance. You can wander the area yourself, but if you'd like a guided tour, arrange for one ahead of time through the memorial's website. With our international travel planner, Boston attractions like New England Holocaust Memorial can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Right on the Freedom Trail, this under-stated and relatively unknown Holocaust memorial provides a deep and moving experience of the scale and tragedy of this historical event. With primary source quo...  more »
  • These towers are so tall, and they have the tiny numbers of all the people who died in the Holocaust. It's staggering to see the sheer vastness and feel how many people suffered and died. This memoria...  more »
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  • A very simple, yet powerful memorial located right in a very popular area. The plaques at the entrance and along the path all are reminders about what happened during a very dark period of time. Take your time and read everything. This memorial is one way to keep the memories of these people alive while reminding us that hate is not the answer.
  • Nice tribute, worth a visit, though directly across from lots of bars. If you're over at the Boston City Market, swing by for a somewhat unique tribute. The main problem with this, however, is it is directly across the street from lots of bars, so the ambiance is lacking for full reflection.
  • This needs be on your list of places to see. The words that are written on the monument must be remembered. This is such a life changing experience.
  • It's in the heart of the city & a must visit place. You'll be left with mixed feelings of architecture marvel of the site and of very touched feeling when you read the paragraphs of what happened to innocent people over the decades.
  • Something you can never, ever, ever forget. This is a solid approach to memorializing something that is hard to approach because of all that the holocaust is in history. Sitting just feet from the many examples of the fight for American freedoms, this memorial reminds us of why human freedoms are always worth fighting for regardless of when or where.

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