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Director's Statement

Director's Statement

Posted on September 7, 2017

Director's Statement
Director's Statement

What a summer for us! Since we opened our doors in early June, over 4000 visitors from not just across the nation but from countries around the world—including Australia, Germany, Ireland, Iraq, Israel, and Japan to name a few—have toured our exhibitions. The opening of our new home received an incredible wave of media coverage in print, broadcast, and in online posts including a visit from the Wall Street Journal, coverage in a Japanese publication plus lots of love from our hometown media.

But we cannot rest on our successes, As aptly stated in a recent Oregonian article, “OJMCHE has matured immensely . . . and has now arrived on a deservedly larger public stage just as the political climate has drawn an ugly, jagged red line under the words ‘hate’ and ‘intolerance’ internationally.” The museum’s mission to educate has never been more important, especially as the political environment – national and international – continues to fracture. Click to continue »Click to continue »

Honoring Oregon Holocaust Survivors

Honoring Oregon Holocaust Survivors

Posted on July 31, 2017

Honoring Oregon Holocaust Survivors
Honoring Oregon Holocaust Survivors

We are grateful to announce that OJMCHE Speakers’ Bureau members Les and Eva Aigner’s biographies will be read into the Congressional Record by Senator Ron Wyden on August 9th, at 12:30pm, at Hazelbrook Middle School, 11300 SW Hazelbrook Road, Tualatin. Les and Eva are the first to have their stories read into the record as part of an effort by Senator Wyden to honor and preserve the memories and stories of Oregon survivors. You are warmly welcome and invited to join on this very important occasion. The Speakers' Bureau is comprised of Holocaust survivors, refugees and descendants who are trained to share their family stories with students and other groups. Click to continue »Click to continue »