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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 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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Treherne, Manitoba, Canada
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Treherne, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Cork
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Columbus, Ohio
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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 1 week 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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Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone else mentioned, this memorial does not lend itself to the Tripadvisor start system. I think it's a wonderfully done memorial that gets to you to traverse within it, and slow down to read the numbers, look around and remember. It's an attractive kind of aesthetic, and the steam that rises up is very striking and affecting. It's strange... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beautiful architecture of the memorial, the poignant positioning of important quotations and information, and the subtle steam vents which puff gentle clouds up through the glass towers (steeped with chilling symbolism) are all powerful - and then instantly dwarfed by the millions of numbers etched in the glass, each representing the tattoo registration number of a person murdered in... More 

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Barnsley, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very cold when we visited and steam was rising from within the glass tunnel making it quite eerie. We walked through it and read some of the plaques. The Tripadvisor star rating system doesn't really fit here. It's no stars and at the same time 2 million stars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say much but simply get there if you are in Boston and feel it. It is not extravagant , but very impressive. Take your time yo go through the 6 glass columns, read the memorials written there, feel the atmosphere, and pay attention to the details .

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The memorial is a somber experience. It can be toured in 10 minutes to an hour. Take your time and read some of the stories. To bad there is so much traffic and people in the area. These distractions take away from the experience.

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