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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

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Address: Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
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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... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

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 

Thank TooneyMason
South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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 

Thank Anne L
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 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 

Thank Jim K
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

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

Thank TXTravelLady12
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154 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 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 

Thank wego2places
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 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 

Thank krenno2
Troy, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 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.

Thank Nikki A
North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 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

Thank Jeff V
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This stunningly beautiful memorial took our breath away. From the scattered statues of lost personal items - dolls, glasses, a violin -- to the simple elegance of the wall surrounded by living nature, we walked around and read in silence this memorial masterpiece. You begin by reading the horrific history of this long lasting choreographed mass genocide that defies understanding... More 

Thank Bonnie T
Middletown, DE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Located inside Washington Park located in Portland, Oregon. Admission to park is free. 15 minute light rail ride from downtown ($2.50 fair). Free shuttle available at park to take you to all the attractions within the park (i.e., zoo, arboretum, rose garden, Japanese garden, reservoir, Holocaust Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, etc.). The Holocaust Memorial is well worth the stop. Very moving.... More 

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