Ohio dedicates Holocaust memorial at statehouse

Ohio Statehouse
File

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio has dedicated a memorial at the Statehouse honoring victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

State officials and others spoke Monday of the survivors and World War II veterans who helped liberate Nazi death camps during a ceremony marking the memorial’s completion.

Architect Daniel Libeskind, the son of Holocaust survivors, designed the $2.1 million memorial. It was mostly paid for by private funds, though the state paid for site preparations.

The 18-foot-tall Holocaust and Liberators Memorial includes panels positioned to reveal a broken, six-pointed Star of David.

In 2011, Gov. John Kasich proposed building a memorial that he said could teach people about man’s inhumanity to man.

The former leader of a panel overseeing the Ohio Capitol had objected to a religious symbol on the grounds.

 

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s