The New England Holocaust Memorial is dedicated in memory of the six-million Jews who were victims of the Nazi regime during World War II – the Holocaust. Designed by Stanley Saitowitz and built in 1995, the Memorial comprises six, 54-foot-high towers made of glass, representing the years in which the mass exterminations took place, 1939 to 1945. The six towers are symbolic of the six million Jews who were killed, the six main “death camps” (Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor, and Treblinka), or a menorah of six memorial candles. Each of the towers bears the name of one of the death camps. Etched on each glass tower are six million of the tattooed numbers associated with the lost souls (one million per column).
Under each tower is a dark chamber with embers that emit rising smoke. Visitors to this impressive yet somber memorial would agree that it lends itself to a time of quiet reflection.
The New England Holocaust is near the Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall and is within close walking distance of the MBTA. Visitors can view the Memorial during the day or in the evening, as the towers shine through internal lights.
New England Holocaust Memorial
98 Union Street
Boston, MA 02109