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.
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