Speaker's Bureau

Debbi Montrose for Her Mother Alice Koppel Kern


Debbi Montrose tells the story of her mother, Alice Koppel Kern, and the Oregon Holocaust Memorial.

Tapestry of Hope: A Holocaust Story 

Debbi Montrose, daughter of Holocaust survivors, will share the story of her mother’s odyssey from a Romanian village to the death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen, her liberation in 1945, and her eventual journey to Portland, Oregon. Debbi’s mother, Alice Koppel Kern, was the first Portland-area survivor to envision what was to become the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park.

Alice Koppel Kern wrote her memoir, Tapestry of Hope, which was published in 1988.