New England Holocaust Memorial

New England Holocaust Memorial

New England Holocaust Memorial
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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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Neighbourhood: Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
How to get there
  • Haymarket • 2 min walk
  • Government Center • 3 min walk
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Colleen P
Quincy, MA295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
It is easy to miss this memorial as it is right along a busy road and a bar street.

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. A hazy misty rises from the grates as you walk over that can give a more unearthly quality to the memorial.
Written 21 July 2021
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Jola O
Las Vegas, NV520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Beautifully done. This is a wonderful memorial to those who died in the Holocaust. At first glance I thought the 50 foot spires are frosted, but then I realize they are engraved with numbers representing the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust. The stories from the survivors were also etched into the glass. So emotional and beautiful. A must experience.
Written 13 July 2022
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Hilary N
Tuscaloosa, AL116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
Very moving to do with children. Especially touching at nighttime. I’ll be honest I wasn’t expecting much because the pictures really don’t do it Justice. But we happened to find it one night walking and it was an exceptional experience. Very well designed with moving tributes with first hand accounts from survivors and all the numbers of victims listed. The staggering visualization of that many innocent people killed was put it into perspective for my 9 and 11 year old. I’ll be honest my main motivation for travel in general is to expose my children to different life experiences, this especially because someone at their school is an extreme small mind who thinks the Holocaust didn’t really happen. This was a great experience and made us all tear up. Thank you for a well thought out design and for the physical remembrance that these people mattered and their stories need to be told. If for nothing else than to ensure we don’t let this happen again.
Written 13 November 2021
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dctravel
Washington DC, DC2,332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We noticed the New England Holocaust Memorial on one of our walks. I'm glad we took a look. It is a well done, moving memorial that puts into perspective the sheer atrocities that occurred. It both makes you think and makes you uncomfortable, exactly what this type of memorial should do, in my opinion.
Written 10 August 2022
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Adrienne S
Fort Collins, CO49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This was one of the most moving and beautiful Holocaust Memorials I have seen anywhere. The concentration camp numbers of countless people lost to hate and horror are “tattooed” on clear towers. Beyond and through them you can people going about their lives: sitting at cafes, walking their dogs, playing with their children. It is an incredibly moving experience.
Written 20 May 2021
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Hope F
Howell, NJ40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This was my 8 y/o first exposure to the Holocaust. I hadn't meant to take her here, but we ended up walking by and therefore we moved through the monument. I explained it to her, and we read it all. It was extremely moving and well done as a tribute to those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis. May we never forget.
Written 18 August 2021
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Barry S
Greater London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
So poignant and utterly sad, reading the truthful words of those horrifically impacted by the murderous Nazis.
The respect shown by the City of Boston, is evident and the arrangment of this memorial, was quite unique and yet, so hard-hitting.
So worthy of seeing and to read the comments.
Written 30 August 2023
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Christy S
Parker, CO13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Very touching and unexpectedly immersive in this outdoor setting. No planning required. Accessible to anyone walking by. We took a few moments and walked through, read the accounts of the holocaust survivors. I’m glad we did.
Written 11 October 2022
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Laurie P
Cortland, NY8,531 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We had no idea that this memorial even existed. We happened upon it on a very rainy morning while we were waiting for Sam Adams Tap Room to open.
This was equally sobering and hopeful. Hopeful that nothing like this will ever happen again.
The mist depicting the gas chambers was a painful reminder as we walked thru the 6 towers.
Written 15 August 2021
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theuncle2018
Scottsdale, AZ254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
You can breeze through the memorial in less than 5 minutes. Its literally along the Freedom Trail and that ironic location makes you think how people have always fought for freedom. Not everyone wins. The convenient location, artistic appeal and quick history was nice.
Written 6 August 2022
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