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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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • I was in the neighborhood and stopped by. It doesn’t take long. 20 mins max reading everything. It is very oddly located and on a pedestrian path so people just walk through it talking on their... 
    I was in the neighborhood and stopped by. It doesn’t take long. 20 mins max reading everything. It is very oddly located and on a pedestrian path so people just walk through it talking on their...  more »
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  • The memorial is somewhat small but very tasteful. I really appreciated that it is set in such a public place and alongside the Freedom Trail. Our tour included it as a special stop even though it is not an official part of the Trail.
  • It is easy to miss this memorial as it is right along a busy road and a bar street. At first glance it just seems like a small park, but when you walk up to the monuments... 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 against the true night sky. A hazy misty rises from the grates as you walk over that can give a more unearthly quality to the memorial. I went here with my sister who loves history and there are a lot of starling facts on the information stands as you walk along the memorial. Easy to add this onto a walking exploration of the area including the old state house, Christopher Columbus waterfront park Faneuil hall marketplace and the Paul revere house.

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