New England Holocaust Memorial

The New England Holocaust Memorial is a monument in Boston, Massachusetts . It is dedicated to the Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust .

Information

Designed by Stanley Saitowitz and built in 1995, the monument consists of six glass towers, underneath which you can walk. On the outer walls of each tower are engraved groups of numbers representing the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust . On the inner walls there are phrases written by the survivors of each camp. Beneath the towers, a steamer rises through a lattice, from a dark floor with flickering lights. 1

Each tower symbolizes a different extermination camp ( Majdanek , Chełmno , Sobibor , Treblinka , Bełżec , and Auschwitz-Birkenau ), also candles of Menorah , the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust (one million per column), and Six years that lasted the mass extermination, 1939-1945.

Each tower consists of twenty-four individual glass panels. Twenty-two of the panels are written with seven numbers and two of the panels are written with messages. In total there are 132 panels (counting the six towers) that are written with numbers, however the panels are identical. A simple panel contains 17,280 unique numbers, which are repeated throughout the monument. The numbers are arranged in blocks of eight by ten, each block contains a set of six numbers arranged in a grid of six by six. In total there are 2,280,960 numbers not only listed in the 132 panels.

The New England Holocaust Memorial is located near the Freedom Trail , and is only a few steps from the trail, making it a popular attraction for tourists. 2

The site is maintained by the Boston National Historic Park and is located in the Carmen Park, between the Congress and streets Union , near Faneuil Hall . Carmen Park was named in recognition of community service, vision and leadership to create the monument of William Carmen. 1

The monument was a target of a terrorist attack in 2002. 2002 white supremacist terror plot .

Messages

In some of the glass tower panels, there are messages. Some of the messages:

“Look at these towers, go through them, and try to imagine what they really mean – which they symbolize – that they evoke. They evoke an era of unbridled darkness, an era of history when civilization lost its humanity and humanity its soul .. . ”

“We must look at these towers of memory and tell ourselves, No one should ever deprive a human being of his or her right to dignity No one should ever deprive anyone of their right to be a human being No one should ever speak again About racial superiority … We can not give evil another chance – Elie Wiesel

References

  1. ↑ Jump to:a b Introduction . – New England Holocaust Memorial
  2. Back to top↑ Boston: Museum / Attraction Review: The New England Holocaust Memorial . – Frommers.com