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The New England Holocaust Memorial

Located in Carmen Park along (most appropriately) the Freedom Trail in Boston is the The New England Holocaust Memorial, which was inspired by survivors of the Holocaust who found new lives in Boston. The memorial consists of 6 glass towers one for each of the 6 extermination camps (Aushwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Belzec, Sobibor, Chelmno and Majdanek). Each tower is etched with a series of numbers representing the 6 million Jews that were killed during the holocaust. Each tower contains 2 panels of glass inscribed with a quote from survivors or American soldiers recounting memories from that horrible time. The stories are heart wrenching and emotional and walking through the memorial two things were prominent in my thoughts, we must never forget this terrible time in our history and all that was lost and the hope that never again should we, as a society stand still when atrocities such as this occur in the world.

Click on the images to enlarge (the detail is much better and it’s easier to read the inscriptions) or to Purchase a Print.

New England Holocaust Memorial, Carmen Park, Freedom Trail, Boston

New England Holocaust Memorial, Carmen Park, Freedom Trail, Boston

New England Holocaust Memorial, Carmen Park, Freedom Trail, Boston

New England Holocaust Memorial, Carmen Park, Freedom Trail, Boston

New England Holocaust Memorial, Carmen Park, Freedom Trail, Boston

New England Holocaust Memorial, Carmen Park, Freedom Trail, Boston

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29 responses

  1. Great post, great shot, bad time.

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    May 20, 2013 at 10:32 am

  2. The photos are amazing. I went to the Death camps in Europe in1976-1980. I posted a lot of pictures on photo bucket. I would like to this memorial one day.

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    May 20, 2013 at 11:35 am

  3. WOW! These are amazing and great shots… I loved how you captured them. Thanks and Love, nia

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    May 20, 2013 at 11:40 am

  4. It’s a very powerful place, and you’ve done a great job capturing it Edith.

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    May 20, 2013 at 1:16 pm

  5. This is a very powerful place, and you’ve done a great job capturing it Edith.

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    May 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm

  6. A heartbreaking subject captured beautifully Edith. Very nice post with lovely images. Blessings, Robyn

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    May 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm

  7. Len

    You have captured the soul of this memorial Edith. You can’t helped being moved by the numbers etched on the glass.

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    May 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm

  8. These captures are very poignant.

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    May 20, 2013 at 5:18 pm

  9. Very moving series of images, Edith. You’ve done a very nice job capturing and presenting this horrendous event in human history.

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    May 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

  10. Great shots!

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    May 20, 2013 at 10:02 pm

  11. Beautifully represented Edith! A wonderful memorial!
    So sad to know that even to this day atrocities like this are still going on all over the world!
    What the world needs is love, respect and peace! 🙂

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    May 20, 2013 at 11:53 pm

  12. Great portrayal. I particularly loved the engraving about the young girls. I’ve seen several memorials now and honestly it is difficult to grasp the enormity of the horror of those times. Thank you for this one.

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    May 21, 2013 at 11:39 am

  13. Very nice post Edith, well done

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    May 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  14. We must never forget this – as you say yourself, Edith. Thank you for reminding us and showing us these pictures.

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    May 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm

  15. LB

    powerful images!

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    May 21, 2013 at 9:02 pm

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