The New England Holocaust Memorial was built to pay tribute to the six million killed and to honor our survivors. Located on Boston’s historic Freedom Trail, near Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and many other treasures of American history, the site offers a unique opportunity for reflection on the importance of human rights.
The Memorial project was initiated by a group of Holocaust survivors living in the Boston area. By the time the site was dedicated in October 1995, more than 3,000 individuals and organizations nationwide had joined in sponsoring the project.
We invite all to visit the Memorial and to join us in reflecting on the impact of bigotry and resolving to combat all forms of oppression.
Today, a collaboration of individuals, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations operates the Memorial. The Boston National Historical Park of the National Park Service maintains the site. Combined Jewish Philanthropies manages the site. The Jewish Community Relations Council coordinates programming. Facing History and Ourselves consults with schools and other groups on Holocaust education. Holocaust survivors and volunteers serve as educators.
Stephan B. Ross, of blessed memory, Founder
William Carmen, of blessed memory, Founding Chairperson
Ruth B. Fein, Founding President
Rick Mann, Chairperson, New England Holocaust Memorial Advisory Committee
Steve Rosenthal, Photographer
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