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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
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Ranked #22 of 308 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: A visit to the Oregon Holocaust Memorial is a deeply moving and educational experience.  Located in a beautiful setting in Washington Park, this... more »
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Whittier, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

drove around and followed the signs to see this memorial, but could not find it. They need to place more signs. We were very disappointed.

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Cypress, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The Oregon Holocaust Memorial is located in Washington Park a short walk from the Rose Garden and Japanese Garden. We were walking back toward town and stopped at the Memorial. It is hidden in the trees. The Memorial includes artifacts on the bench and walkway to the memorial including a menorah, teddy bear and doll. The actual memorial does a... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Respectful and beautiful memorial. Worth a visit and located next to the Rose Garden. Peaceful and allows for reflection.

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Houston, Texas
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This Holocaust Memorial is a deeply moving experience. Located in Washington Park, the visual display, sculptures of items left behind and the tribute to families that were lost--parents, grandparents, children, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins--provides visitors with a statement against bigotry, hate and racial prejudice.If you want a more detailed tour, you may contact the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center at 503-245-2733... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I stumbled across this memorial on a hike with friends not expecting anything. Though it's small, it stirs up a lot of emotion. I have been to the memorial site at Dachau, and the memorial here in Portland brings up some of the same feelings. What really got me were the bronze statues of children's toys on the ground.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This memorial is worthy of a visit. The sculptures symbolize things that were left behind by those trying to escape quickly. It is well done and a tasteful way to remember something as significant as the Holocaust.

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Vancouver, B.c.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Visiting the holocaust memorial was a very sobering and powerful experience. It is definitely worth taking the time to be reminded of the atrocities committed and the blind eyes turned.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If there is one place I enjoy going to be humbled and to be reminded that life is not to be taken for granted, this is the place to visit. I think it is a powerful experience for everyone to visit this place and ponder the true meaning of the gift of life.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sobering, somber but educational and evocative. Very tastefully done. One of the best memorials that I have seen and I have traveled much of the world.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My friend was visiting from the East Coast and wanted to visit the Holocaust Memorial. It was a bit difficult to find in Washington Park, but once you did, you were transported back to another time. As you walk in, you see a child's toy, a pair of glasses and a violin, just left behind, as if the owners were... More

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