New England Holocaust Memorial, Boston

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Monument · History Museum
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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  • A very moving and emotional memorial. Thought provoking and very tastefully done. Made us think. It was amazing to see all the numbers etched on the glass towers, another NEVER FORGET.  more »
  • This was probably one of the best things to do in Boston. We found it by mistake just raking around town. It's a wonderful memorial to honor those who lost their lives and such a surreal feeling to...  more »
  • A phenomenal memorial, anyone giving less than 5 stars is insane. The thought put into it is fantastic, and despite being in the middle of a busy city you still can walk in and be completely in your own world. No fee to get in, no staff, don't plan on this being more than a 25 minute experience unless you have planned something special. My group only took about 10 minutes to go through but you could take more or less depending on how impacted you are by the memorial.
  • In some ways more effective than a stand alone museum. I saw many people happen upon it, interrupting their walk through Boston, not knowing what it was until they began reading the stories and tilting their heads up to see the staggering amount of serial numbers displayed. Beautifully done, gets me every time.

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