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October 11, 2006
From journal Mass.-- East Coast Summer I
Bayside, New York
January 20, 2002
The memorial in Boston is simple, yet majestic in its brevity. As far as memorials go, I have seen the one in Washington DC which is a totally devastating experience of 5 hours; there is also a smaller, but very poignant one in Ft. Lauderdale. This memorial is different in that it is not housed anywhere. It stands freely, in the open, with its etched glass towers which are illuminated at night. The numbers of the six million victims who perished during the Holocaust can be seen on the 54 foot towers, but who can get up that high?
There are 6 towers, each immortalizing the 6 major death camps built and utilized by the Nazis, with Auschwitz as the most infamous and Treblinka not far behind. As you walk through the towers, there is a black granite path which stands between them, bearing the names of the camps. There is a sort of smoldering smoke which rises from the granite floor as well. It is very powerful and evocative in its symbolism. The number 6, as you can see, plays a role in this particular memorial.
There is a dedication by Elie Weisel, the incredible Elie Weisel, the survivor. On the sides of the path are plaques with more information and dedications. You will see the word "Remember" as you first walk through the first tower, and again as you exit the last tower. Holocaust survivors who relocated to Boston initiated and supported the project. The photos of the memorial by day and night are taken from the memorial’s website.
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From journal Boston Beckons
June 18, 2000
From journal Time Travel in Historic Boston