The Oregon Holocaust Memorial is an outdoor memorial dedicated to victims of the Holocaust. Located in Portland, Oregon's Washington Park, the memorial was dedicated on August 29, 2004. Owned by the American Jewish Committee and constructed by Atlas Landscape Architecture and the Walsh Construction Company, the idea for a memorial was proposed in 1994 by Alice Kern and a local group of Holocaust survivors that met through the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center. According to Fodor's, the memorial is open daily from dawn to dusk and admission is free of charge.Take a look at our Portland trip planner to schedule your visit to Oregon Holocaust Memorial and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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The memorial was actually the main reason I went up to Washington Park. Please do yourself a favor and see it for yourself. Take the time to stop and read everything there. Its a somber experience... more »
We visited here on a cold spring day during the coronavirus and were moved to tears by the poignant memorial featuring a marble wall etched with the names of the dead and survivors and a violin, a... more »
I found the memorial to be very powerful. I was in tears just walking up to it after seeing the baby shoe and doll etc. It was beautifully written and the messages on the wall were heart wrenching. It's very small, but definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.
Moving, heart wrenching, thought provoking. One of the best, if not the best, Holocaust memorials I have seen. Lost and damaged belongings in bronze strewn around the ground elicited quite an emotional reaction from the start. The writings on the walls were powerful and the history told was very well explained. It was succinct and powerful. It highlighted the importance of seeing the commonalities in all of us as human beings and the need to be there for one another. I left in tears. Definitely worth visiting this memorial site.
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