Information on:

Boston - 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.


Chris Ferry

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
A very simple, yet powerful memorial located right in a very popular area. The plaques at the entrance and along the path all are reminders about what happened during a very dark period of time. Take your time and read everything. This memorial is one way to keep the memories of these people alive while reminding us that hate is not the answer.

David Lamb

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Nice tribute, worth a visit, though directly across from lots of bars. If you're over at the Boston City Market, swing by for a somewhat unique tribute. The main problem with this, however, is it is directly across the street from lots of bars, so the ambiance is lacking for full reflection.

Rebecca White

Sunday, March 4, 2018
This needs be on your list of places to see. The words that are written on the monument must be remembered. This is such a life changing experience.

Kenneth Wiseman

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Something you can never, ever, ever forget. This is a solid approach to memorializing something that is hard to approach because of all that the holocaust is in history. Sitting just feet from the many examples of the fight for American freedoms, this memorial reminds us of why human freedoms are always worth fighting for regardless of when or where.

Uday K

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
It's in the heart of the city & a must visit place. You'll be left with mixed feelings of architecture marvel of the site and of very touched feeling when you read the paragraphs of what happened to innocent people over the decades.

New England Holocaust Memorial is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media