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“A hidden gem in Washington Park”

Oregon Holocaust Memorial
Ranked #38 of 442 things to do in Portland
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Pacific Northwest
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60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in Washington Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

We had never visited this memorial, which has been in the park since 2004. We found it very thoughtfully created and a moving tribute. It is laid out to represent a town square like those where Jews were rounded up before being sent to concentration and labor camps. Strewn about are bronze replicas of the sorts of objects lost in the chaos and panic of the brutal deportations--a doll on a bench, eyeglasses, baby shoes, an open suitcase. Engraved on the polished wall at the end of the walkway are a history, quotes, and names of the murdered relatives of Portlanders. Do visit this important memorial.

Visited April 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Small but very powerful tribute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

A wall, some very moving documents, and a number of small bronze sculptures recreate the moments of loss--loss of a teddy bear, a violin, glasses, a suitcase. Loss of more than six million people. There is nothing we can ever do to hold this much loss, but the sculptures of the small specific belongings bring home the theme of loss very beautifully.

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Mountlake Terrace
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8 attraction reviews
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“touching”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Very touching I read a lot about the holocaust and the small memorial will leave u with big questions they did a wonderful job

Visited April 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A very moving memorial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

I have an interest in WWII & the Holocaust, so we made sure to stop by the memorial while we were visiting the area. It's not large, and would probably not warrant a dedicated trip, but there are a number of things to do in Washington Park (where this is located). Reading the history etched into the wall was moving, and I was glad to have the memorial to myself to reflect on the words. This is tucked into a quiet area (at least on this day), and we walked here after parking near the Rose Garden and walking in the area.

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Very Moving Tribute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

An easy to get to site within Washington Park. Various personal tribute sculptures make this especially moving. A dignified honoring of individuals caught in a horrific time.

Visited November 2012
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