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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

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Address: Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
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Solemn Memorial

Set in a garden, this memorial is effective and meaningful. It is worth a visit. I enjoyed visiting on a day with no rain.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ROBIN M
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Portland
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Portland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in a garden, this memorial is effective and meaningful. It is worth a visit. I enjoyed visiting on a day with no rain.

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Portland
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Solemnity and heartbreak are emotions that a Holocaust memorial *should* invoke. The memorial can be difficult for a newcomer to the area to find, but once there...the relative isolation of it actually adds to the reverent atmosphere. Beautiful. Poignant. Heartbreaking. And the touches of scattered bronzed items (like a tattered teddy bear, broken spectacles, an abandoned baby doll, etc.) drove... More 

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Thank StephanieAnn1980
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We actually stumbled upon this by accident, but it was such a treat to see it. Really powerful and beautiful. I didn't really expect to cry in the middle of the afternoon, but alas! It was great though, a nice way to finish off the day (we had just come from the rose and japanese gardens). Very touching and beautiful.

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Thank ZKiana
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

My husband and I were getting some exercise and decided to walk over to the memorial. We were so delighted with every part of it. There are wonderful small things you see as you walk up to the wall that will really stir your memory. When we walked around the wall and read the names we were excited to find... More 

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Thank 2Portlanders
los angeles
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust. Please make sure that you walk behind the wall to see and read the names on the back of those related to family in the area.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

I headed toward the Holocaust Memorial on my way to The International Rose Test garden. As i approached the Memorial I paused when I saw what looked like a something left on the walkway. I got closer and found that it was not a lost item. It was part of the Holocaust Memorial. Scattered around the area were random items.... More 

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Thank RSNN
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Having travelled all over Europe encountering copious Holocaust Memorials including the notorious Auschwitz Death Camp, I found this to honor the dead as well as any European attempt. It total, it is a beautiful work of art in a wooded setting which stands in stark contrasts to the horrors it represents. Bronze representations of the prisoners' belongings are scattered around... More 

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Thank John H
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

"Never Again" is the motto for Germany's Dachau concentration camp and the Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park, Portland Oregon is reminder of that important pledge. Near the entrance is a metal sculpture depicting shoes from prisoners taken into the camps. This alone brings tears to my eyes, just knowing this is only the tip of the huge iceberg of man... More 

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Markham, Canada
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Happened to find it on my way down from the rose garden, really glad I did! It is a beautiful monument, even though there are many, this I have to say has been the most touching and heartbreaking I have been to, a must.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A peaceful setting allows one to reflect. The script on the stones and the signs were very well written. Touching and poignant. A memorial for the past, a hope to the future that people will care and protect each other.

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