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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

Address: Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
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Ranked #21 of 277 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Boulder, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was surprised to find a Holocaust memorial at the top of a hill in Portland, Oregon, but then I read that Holocaust survivors had come to Oregon after the war and I felt touched and overwhelmed thinking about how people survived the worst of times and lost everything before coming to a different land where they found freedom to... More 

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Plano, Texas
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278 reviews 278 reviews
106 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

As to another place and another time. Seems very out of place. I understand why it is here. But we don ' t memorialize what happened in Cambodia and Rwanda So while conveying a moving and powerful message it carries a good bit of advocacy. Seems like putting an MLK memorial in rural Hawaii

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Holon, Israel
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We bow our heads staying there and paying homage for all these innocent peoples that were murdered by Nazi's ,eternal memory them.

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Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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