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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

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Address: Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
Phone Number: 5038237529
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Nice memorial

We happened upon this memorial on our way to the rose garden and I thought it was very well done. There was some history to read which was interesting. Well done.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KiF1971
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San Francisco, California, United States
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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this memorial on our way to the rose garden and I thought it was very well done. There was some history to read which was interesting. Well done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small memorial but carries a big impact. With brass sculptures of suitcase, violin, teddy bear, and other assorted belongings strewn across a walkway and bench to appear as if left behind, this was very moving. A quote wall as well as a memorial with remains from 6 different death camps.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This memorial is designed for you to think and feel the child's perspective of the loss of family members and special belongings. Looking at the sculptures and reading the quotes is sobering. I like how the memorial personalizes to the citizens of Portland who are relatives of many who were killed there. It is a very meaningful place and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I happened to turn the corner & realize I was at the memorial, I was stopped dead in my tracks. I happened to be there alone, but I truly felt as if I was thrown back in time & had just arrived in the town square after people were herded onto cattle cars. Very moving and one of the... More 

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Thank Anne L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This memorial is very very well done. It brings home to everyone how very sad the holocaust was. With 'just' one, large wall, describing the horrible era (the NAZI's, the night of broken glass, etc), and some 'well placed' bronzed toys, shoes etc it will cause even the most hardened individual to cry. It is important for people of all... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This was very powerful and thoughtfully written/designed - an objective, emotional, and respectful memorial.

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Thank TXTravelLady12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

A side path near the lowest entrance to the Rose Test Garden leads to the Holocaust memorial. As you approach, you notice metal sculptures of personal effects strewn across the walkway as if dropped in a hurry or callously tossed aside - a battered suitcase, a broken violin, and most heartbreakingly, a doll and a ragged teddy bear. A brief... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We wondered onto this memorial and it was moving with the sculptures of items lost in fleeing from Nazis leading up the pathway to the main memorial with the story of the Holocaust, very powerful quotes from survivors, and the names of survivors local to the area. I have seen Holocaust memorials all over the USA and abroad and this... More 

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Troy, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Whenever I travel I always try to visit Holocaust Memorials and this one wrecked me. As soon as I saw that little shoe I started sobbing. The experience was made even more powerful knowing that ashes of those lost during the Holocaust was buried under the monument.

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Thank Nikki A
North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Very well done memorial- with the walk up to the wall having casted items that would have been items lost by those lost to the holocaust. Very well written explanation of the holocoust

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