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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
+1 503-823-7529
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It's a thoughtful and compact memorial with surprising artifacts. Worth a detour within Washington... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nomadmom17
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Portland, Oregon
Paused while on a 6 mile walk

Came upon the memorial while navigating the walk directions. Poignant! There are bronze articles... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Craig G
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Maumee, Ohio
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Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a thoughtful and compact memorial with surprising artifacts. Worth a detour within Washington Park.

Thank nomadmom17
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Came upon the memorial while navigating the walk directions. Poignant! There are bronze articles scattered long the route leading to the "wall" as if they were lost while in a terrible hurry. A large tablet (booklike) outlined the buildup to WWII and the genocide of...More

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

As other people say, this is very much worth a visit. Take the time. The write-up on the Holocaust is good background, and I had a longish conversation with a woman who found the memorial very moving.

Thank langdoc
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We have visited several Holocaust memorials in the States and abroad. This one we found to be particularly compelling and extremely emotional and moving. As one was walking up the pathway to the curved stone memorial there were in brass personal possessions (a broken suitcase,...More

2  Thank HomelessEastCoast
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We stopped by the Holocaust Memorial on a walk back into town from the Rose Test Garden. Definately worth a visit.

Thank diverguy
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Simple but thought-provoking. A memorial wall, bronzes of personal possessions those deported left behind as suitcase, doll, eyeglasses, menorah. Very good explanation of Holocaust next to memorial wall. A worthwhile visit.

Thank urbanwalker2
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Holocaust memorial in Portland is a serene, peaceful place. It's a trip down one of history's most horrific slaughters, and it's a reminder that the worst of humanity must be met with its best.

Thank Spandan C
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Many memorials are found in many cities. This was very touching from the bronzed violin, shoes, menorah and suitcase to the quotes on the wall and the names of the many; relatives from Portland engraved on the rear of the wall.

Thank morrisg430
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The monument has a brief summary of the events of the Holocaust and some memorable quotations on one side. The other side shows the names of people with the family members they lost during the Holocaust. Unfortunately, the site is not well-designed for those with...More

Thank bluevoter
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I didn't know there was a Holocaust memorial here. Found by accident. Learned a lot. Well represented with little bronzes of things people would have lost: a suitcase, a pair of glasses, a violin, a doll, a stuffed animal. Made it more human.

Thank AussieAmy2014
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