Voices from the Memorial Wall

For those who perished in the Holocaust there is no final resting place. On this wall, individuals are lovingly remembered, their names engraved in capital letters, followed by the names of their surviving relatives in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Read all family names on the Memorial Wall  (1MB pdf)

The Oral History Project is a key part of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education’s mission to preserve and present the history of Oregon’s Jewish community. OJMCHE currently has over 700 interviews and continues to add to the collection with its ongoing project.

Below you will hear the voices of some of the oral history interviews whose families are also listed on the Memorial Wall.

Note: The wall consists of twenty five panels. Listing below begins the count at the far left panel as you face it.

  • Panel 3: Les Aigner on the last time she saw his mother and sister.
  • Panel 4: Diana Golden on the loss of her family enroute to Auschwitz.
  • Panel 9: Edmund Lang on his father’s belief that WWI veterans were safe.
  • Panel 10: Ruth Egert on the fate of her parents.
  • Panel 16: Paul Lavender on the fate of his mother and brother.
  • Panel 19: Ella Weisz Ostroff on the last time she saw her mother and brother.