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Address: Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
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very good memorial: must see

Worth checking out and reading the wall and stories if you were not famiiar with the holocaust. Brings home the evils of the war. Good to take your teenagers to come experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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richmond, bc

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richmond, bc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Worth checking out and reading the wall and stories if you were not famiiar with the holocaust. Brings home the evils of the war. Good to take your teenagers to come experience. My teens learned alot reading the wall. No entrance fee as it's outdoors

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Small but touching sculpture in Washington Park. If you are Jewish, if you knew someone who died in the Halocost you will find this display touching and besutiful. Inscribed in stone are the names of every person that perished that were related to a Portlander. A tribute to Vera Katz long term mayor of Portland who led the city to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Very emotional. We are from israel and saw a lot of memorials. This is a unique and very beautiful one. Thank you Portland

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Southern Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Go here and be emotionally taken by the simplicity of the message. Sit on the benches and let your thoughts go. Enough said.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The minute we approached the memorial we grew silent. There were just no words to express this emotional moment. Can't fathum the hate and murder of all the people. It was a wonderful memorial paying tribute. The art that is displayed allowed me to visualize the lost personal belongings. Very sad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I didn't know this place existed and we literally stumbled upon it during an outing. It is very moving but it does seem a bit "out of place" as others have stated. That being said, for what it is, it is a moving and respectful memorial

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

beautiful spot so far away from Europe where it all started. Was disappointed by behaviour of some visitors who were using the area to catch up on their sleep, bit disrespectful, I thought.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

At first it looks as though someone has abandoned suitcase and other items. Then it is clear these represent what people entering death camps left behind: violin, dolls,... Memorial walls remembers holocaust victims of Portland families. Beautiful wooded setting in Washington Park.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This lovely little monument in Washington Square Park is a tribute to Vera Katz a holocaust survivor and long term Mayor of Portland who revitalized the city. Listed are the name of those who perished in the Holocaust who were related to Portlander's. Very touching exhibit and nicely executed. Park of the Washington Park and worth a stop and 15... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This memorial is worth the side trip for all ages. The black granite wall is etched with family names as well as a brief description of the WWII concentration camps. A heart-wrenching tribute.

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