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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

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Address: Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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OREGON
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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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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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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
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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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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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Address: Address: Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

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