new england holocaust memorial

The New England Holocaust Memorial is an outdoor place that is free to visit and open 24/7 to the public. The memorial was erected in 1995 by a holocaust survivor named Stephan Ross.


The site is an open field with six glass towers visitors can walk under. Here are some facts about these unique towers.

  • Each glass tower consists of 24 individual panels of glass, with 22 of these containing messages. This makes a total of 132 panels inscribed with numbers.
  • A single panel has 17,280 unique numbers.
  • The numbers are arranged in 8 x 10 blocks with each block containing sets of six numbers arranged in a 6 x 6 grid. Together, these group of numbers represent the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. 

The six glass towers each represent a concentration camp, the number of people who died, and the number of years that the Holocaust took place (1939-1945). 

The memorial was created by a group of Holocaust survivors who reside in the Boston area. When the site was opened to the public in 1995, there were more than 3,000 individuals and organizations who sponsored the project.

Today, the memorial is maintained by the Boston National Historic Park of the National Park Service. Visit their website to find out even more about the memorial, and plan your visit.



The New England Holocaust Memorial is open 24/7 to the public. There’s no fee for admission. You can visit any time and pay respects.

It’s located at 98 Union St, Boston, MA 02129, United States.