Community Gathering at the New England Holocaust Memorial

Top Pick August 15, 2017 Boston Free

We are appalled and saddened that the New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized yesterday for the second time in just six weeks as a glass pane bearing numbers representing Jews murdered by the Nazis was shattered by a rock.

The images of Nazis marching in the streets of America over the weekend in Charlottesville and now shattered glass once again at this sacred space in Boston are an affront to our Jewish community and to all those who stand up against bigotry, hatred, and anti-Semitism. We thank the Boston Police and the Public Works Department for their rapid response and for their continuing support during this difficult time.

CJP, JCRC, and Mayor Martin Walsh invite the community to gather at the Memorial to affirm our commitment to never forget the victims of the Holocaust and to confront anti-Semitism and racism in all its forms.

Please take into consideration that the Memorial is an outdoor installation with uneven walking surfaces. The start time is approximate.

For more information, please contact Emily Reichman at or 617-457-8669.

The New England Holocaust Memorial consists of six glass towers etched with numbers that represent the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust; the six years from 1939-1945 during which the “final solution” took place; and the six main death camps where the majority of Europe’s Jews — men, women, and children — were murdered.

The Memorial, which was created by Holocaust survivors who made a new life in the Boston area, is open 24 hours per day year round. The New England Holocaust Memorial, located on Congress Street across from City Hall, is proudly funded and managed by CJP in partnership with JCRC. To support the repair efforts and to help keep the New England Holocaust Memorial as a beacon for hope, please consider making a donation.

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Fact Sheet
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New England Holocaust Memorial
98 Union Street
Boston, MA 02108

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