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  • Oregon Holocaust Memorial
  • Oregon Holocaust Memorial
  • Oregon Holocaust Memorial
  • Oregon Holocaust Memorial

The Oregon Holocaust Memorial
was built to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It is a public statement against the bigotry, hate, and racial prejudice.

A visit to the Holocaust Memorial is a journey in the Town Square where the items left behind lie broken and abandoned. A stroll down the Memorial Walk the paving of stone and granite is a reminder of the rail lines connecting men, women and children to the concentration camps. The Holocaust History Wall tells the story, so that future generations will be reminded of this great atrocity. The poignant personal statements on the Survivors Bear Witness Wall offers a view of history through survivor's experiences. Beneath the Soil Vault Rock is interred the soil and ash collected from the six kill-center camps of the Holocaust: Chelmno, Treblinks, Sobibor, Belzec, Majdanek, and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

On the Memorial Wall, individuals are remembered, their names engraved in capital letters, followed by the names of their surviving relatives in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

The design was a collaborative effort of artists and landscape architects listed below. Construction documents and were prepared by Atlas Landscape Architecture.

Location: Washington Park, Portland, Oregon

Design: Artists: Tad Savinar, Paul Sutinen, Landscape Architects: Marlene Salon, John Warner, Marianne Zarkin

12210 SW Main Street, #230273, Tigard, OR 97281 | phone: (503) 224-5238 | email:
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