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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
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Ranked #22 of 310 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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Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The writing on the stone of this memorial is very touching. Underneath the stone there is ash and soil from all 5 concentration camps. Need to visit!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a little hard to find, but I was happy that I persisted. The enormity of the holocaust was skillfully presented beside the 'individual story' of man, woman and child. I never cease to be moved by the holocaust memorials around the country, and this one is one more worth experiencing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This memorial is a easy to find, quick, and very touching. You could spend anywhere between 5 minute here, or 45 minutes here (which is what I did). There is a nice history of WWII and of the Holocaust, and a tribute to the people who died. There are mini sculptures of things like dolls, glasses, briefcases, toy babies, that... More

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Whittier, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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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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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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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