Ohio Holocaust Memorial Approved For Statehouse

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A panel overseeing the Ohio Statehouse has approved the design for a Holocaust memorial that will be erected on its grounds.

The vote on Thursday comes despite concerns from Richard Finan, the head of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board. He opposes the memorial and has questioned whether it would fit in at the Civil War-era Statehouse.

The privately funded project is believed to be the first Holocaust memorial at any U.S. statehouse. It comes at Gov. John Kasich's request.

Daniel Libeskind of New York has been recommended as the artist of the memorial. His design features a split limestone path toward two, upright panels. Cutouts on the panels are positioned to reveal a six-pointed Star of David, which is closely associated with Jewish culture.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
TheNewsCenter One Television Plaza Parkersburg, WV. 26101 304-485-4588
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 216067571 - thenewscenter.tv/a?a=216067571
Gray Television, Inc.