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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  • I am glad we saw it. It was good to take a moment of reflection by walking through it. We visited at night and enjoyed it.  more »
  • 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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  • Its a must see. Its free and never crowded. Its unique and meaningful in its design. I couldn't make it from one side to the other without emotion puring from me. You have to see it to understand
  • Such an emotional memorial. I would highly recommend visiting this. Inscribed on these six glass towers are the millions of Holocaust victims, along with steam rising through all of them. It's a very surreal experience.
  • Between Congress and Union Streets, near the Faneuil Hall, you can find the New England Holocaust Memorial. Created by Stanley Saitowitz (1995), this is a touching reminder of the atrocities committed against the Jewish people and other minority groups during the WWII. Here you will see six class towers which you can walk through on ground level. There is steam rising from the below, which creates a hallowing and somewhat eery effect as you make your way through the towers, reading the many engravings on the walls of each tower as well as on the ground. During our visit, the autumn fall foliage had began at this memorial and there were considerable yellow leaves on the trees and surrounding ground around the New England Holocaust Memorial, making it quite beautiful to see at this time of year. Conveniently located alongside the Freedom Trail, this is a very nice memorial that is worth seeing and while sightseeing in this area of Boston.
  • Very touching and highly emotional place to visit in Boston. A must-see for anyone who wants to get a glimpse of the horrific things that happened during WWII. This is also a great opportunity to reflect on who we really want to be as humans for the future.
  • Well set up. It's a place that you have to see when in Boston. Really makes you think and has a way of making you remember just how bad it was but a the same time honors all those that went thru such a tragic event. History will repeat itself if we forget and memorials like this help to remember by bringing honor to all those that were sacrificed for no reason.
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