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,
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