The New England Holocaust Memorial – ‘a beacon of memory and hope’

a beacon of memory and hope

Holocaust Memoria Glass Towers

We recently spent two days in Boston. It was a much needed family getaway and I’m glad we made it happen before summer ended. We packed a lot into our short stay, but there was was one place we visited that meant more to me than all the rest. For years I had wanted to visit the glass towers of the New England Holocaust Memorial to not only pay respect for all those lost, but to also gain a more clear understanding of what they went through. As we walked through each of the glass towers and read the words of survivors etched in stone I felt overwhelmed with sadness and even a little anger. It sickened me to imagine human beings being treated as numbers and often led to their death with the belief they were going in for a simple haircut. We walked and read among other visitors to the memorial, all of us completely silent or talking in a whisper out of respect. It was one of the most moving experiences I have ever had and I know that my 14-year old Nick felt the same, especially when he read this particular quote:

New England Holocaust Memorial

As I read this and looked at my own fourteen year old boy I was nearly brought to tears. There are truly no words to describe how powerful this experience was for all of us. The Holocaust, to me, was something unimaginable until I visited the memorial and walked through those six glass towers etched with numbers and read the words of the few survivors. It was an unforgettable experience that I will carry with me forever as I vow to practice compassion and acceptance of other people regardless of where they come from or what the color of their skin or hair might be.


  1. Thank you for some other magnificent post. Where else may anyone get that type of info
    in such an ideal approach of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I am at the look for such info.
    parts useful recently usefulMy Profile


  1. […] a big little city that we love so much. I already shared how important it was for me to visit the Holocaust Memorial while we were there, but we did a few other things that are worth […]

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge