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New England Holocaust Memorial

Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-635-4505
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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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Between Congress and Union Streets, Boston, MA 02109
+1 617-635-4505
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Reviewed yesterday

Walk through this when it's dark! It's awesome! Twinkle lights under foot and awesome light bouncing off of glass. Very cool!

Thank emily s
Reviewed yesterday

We only passed by on a tour bus but I feel sometimes less is more. Would be improved if each glass tower contained a million beads or balls so the enormity of the Holocaust would be better displayed. We were there the day after the...More

Thank rosalynss2017
Reviewed yesterday

This memorial is incredibly moving. There are glass "towers" displaying the numbers assigned to the victims of each of the concentration camps involved. The sheer height of the towers is overwhelming. There are quotes and stories from a number of the survivors. Very sobering experience.

Thank Lynnda K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This memorial is right near Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market, and some bars. It's kind of an odd place to have put it, yet it's nice that many tourists have easy access to the Memorial, even without advance planning. You can kind of come upon it...More

Thank EmmeMED
Reviewed 6 days ago

While I can't say I enjoyed visiting this somber memorial, I think it is important to do so. The six pillars each represent a WWII concentration camp and its prisoners' numbers are etched on the glass. There are also memories from survivors for visitors to...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial to the Holocaust victims is very humbling. The numbers etched in the glass panels simply leaves an indelible mark in your mind. There are several glass towers with the numbers of the Holocaust victims etched in every square inch of the memorial. It...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quick walkthrough memorial to the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews. There are powerful quote and stories, as well as a list of names of victims. Take 10 minutes, or an hour to visit this powerful (free) memorial.

Thank Bernard W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came upon this by chance while walking near the Freedom trail. It is eerie when you realize what the mist is supposed to represent, and how many numbers are inscribed. Overall, a beautiful way to honor victims and families and give light to this tragedy

Thank alyssa b
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can spend as little as 5 minutes just walking through or take more time to read some of the names and quotations throughout this exhibit. One of my favorite quiet spots in Boston.

Thank Hope G
Reviewed 1 week ago

this monument was moving yet educational. walking through the 6 pillars, seeing the thousands of numbers, and reading the quotes from survivors was really meaningful. the pillars are heated, so fog rises, which makes it difficult to stay under them for too long (gets too...More

Thank Tiffany Y
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Response from MatthewASharp | Reviewed this property |
Flipping hell. Just take Ubër!!
3 June 2015|
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Response from Laurie G | Reviewed this property |
Haymarket Station is even closer.