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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
+1 503-823-7529
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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

This memorial conveys its message very well; for me, it was an emotional experience. On the back... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Shocking reminder of the horrors of war

Regardless of however movies you've seen, this holocaust memorial will move you. The replicas of... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Madhawa P
Boston, Massachusetts
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+1 503-823-7529
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

This memorial conveys its message very well; for me, it was an emotional experience. On the back are listed deceased family members of local survivors, and some of the lists cover several generations, with multiple members in a generation. Everyone needs to see this memorial.

Thank CherylDave1967
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Regardless of however movies you've seen, this holocaust memorial will move you. The replicas of actual children's toys shattered me to bits. A chilling reminder of the horrors of war and hatred.

Thank Madhawa P
Reviewed 1 September 2016

A solemn place to visit, but worth your time. Look at everything. Be sure to notice the bronze objects scattered around. Read the walls and reflect. This is a good place to visit with children that are learning about the holocaust in school.

Thank Nina B
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Take a free shuttle to this free memorial after visiting Vietnam Veterans Memorial when you are visiting Washington Park. The inscriptions are reader-friendly yet profound. I am overwhelmed by the experience as they started building the experience even at the rock-road leading to the memorial....More

Thank Enhan
Reviewed 29 August 2016

One of the most informative and inclusive memorials I have ever visited. Appropriately detailed examination of the forces that lead to the rise of the Third Reich, the dreadful chronology of historical events and dynamics in each country as Hitler swept through Europe, and the...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

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.

Thank KiF1971
Reviewed 12 August 2016 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...More

Thank Deanne A
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...More

Thank TooneyMason
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...More

Thank Anne L
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...More

Thank Jim K
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