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New England Holocaust Memorial

126 High Street

The New England Holocaust Memorial was built as a beacon of memory and hope, inviting all visitors to reflect on the impact of bigotry and to resolve to combat all forms of oppression. Located on the Boston's historic Freedom Trail, near Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and many other treasures of American history, the site offers a unique opportunity for reflection on the meaning of oppression - and freedom - and on the importance of a society's respect for human rights.

The Memorial project was initiated by a group of Holocaust survivors living in the Boston area. By the time the site was dedicated, in October 1995, more than 3,000 individuals and organizations nationwide had joined in sponsoring the project.

Today a collaboration of individuals, government agencies and nonprofit organizations operates the Memorial. The Boston National Historical Park of the National Park Service maintains the site. Combined Jewish Philanthropies manages the site. The Jewish Community Relations Council coordinates programming. Facing History and Ourselves developed a value study guide and consults with schools and other groups on Holocaust education. Holocaust survivors and volunteers serve as educators.


Erin Bacher

Saturday, July 14, 2018
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.

Eric StCyr

Saturday, June 16, 2018
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.

Jan Plesniar

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Great design and powerful message. I was very positively surprised that they managed to include other victims of Nazi Germany- such as homosexuals, Romani and Slavic people.

Karen Case

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
This was somber, but amazing. Only reason not 5 stars is I wish they had more explaining what each tower, numbers, steam etc. Maybe a little excerpt on the designer and what everything represented.

grant I

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Very emotional display, really puts a visual on what a million is, times six. Six glass towers each inscribed with one million numbers of holocaust victims. A MUST stop on trip to Boston. Be prepared for the emotional experience.

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