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August 30, 2004
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The Oregon Holocaust Memorial, complete with a replica of a European town square, was set to open Sunday. A group of survivors proposed the monument a decade ago, but opposition by neighbors, including at least one Holocaust survivor, stalled the plan. “When you get up now to get the morning paper, the first thing you see is a memorial to the Holocaust,” said Doris Carlsen, a member of a neighborhood group that opposed the construction, The Associated Press reported. The memorial consists of a town square replica strewn with artifacts left behind by deported Jews, a nine-foot wall bearing quotations by Holocaust survivors and the names of victims, and a vault filled with soil from several Nazi concentration camps. It is located in Portland’s heavily wooded Washington Park.

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