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Boston, Massachusetts

New England Holocaust Memorial

Millions of numbers carved in glass represent the tattoos forced upon victims.  

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Just off the Freedom Trail near Faneuil Hall sits the New England Holocaust Memorial. It’s a touching memorial dedicated to the memory of the six million Jewish men, women, and children, as well as the millions of non-Jewish people killed by the Nazis during World War II.

The memorial is composed of six glass towers towering well over 50-feet on a black granite path in a grassy area. The towers symbolize the six major concentration camps, steam often rises from openings beneath the towers representing the smoke from crematoriums.

The memorial was the idea of Boston area survivors of the Holocaust, however,  it was ultimately supported by more than 3,000 individuals and organizations. The project was completed in 1995.

 

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