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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

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Address: Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
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Very well-done memorial

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 July 2016
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Troy, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Nikki A
North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Middletown, DE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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Dickerson, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Well designed and situated memorial that is worth a visit. We were walking up to the rose garden and happened upon it; I would recommend incorporating it into a trip up to the park.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

My first walk around the memorial I had tears but actually did not know what I felt. I sat for a few minutes and walked through again and cried some more. My father was in WWII and as children we were made aware of the Nazi horror. Some of my family by marriage saw their town in Lithuania wiped out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We walked past this on our way back down from the Japanese Garden back to downtown. It's very very powerful and well done. It's back in a pretty little part of the park, set back from the street, so you don't really know what's back there.

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