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Oregon Holocaust Memorial

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Address: Washington Park, Portland, OR 97207
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Shocking reminder of the horrors of war

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
Madhawa P
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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. Take your time.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 devastating effect of Nazism on its myriad victims whether they be Jews, Roma/Gypsies, gays, or... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 memorial with remains from 6 different death camps.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

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

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