Ohio Holocaust Memorial Plans Move Forward

This prototype of artist Daniel Libeskind's Holocaust Memorial being planned for the Ohio Statehouse.
This prototype of artist Daniel Libeskind's Holocaust Memorial being planned for the Ohio Statehouse.

Progress continues on the Holocaust memorial being planned for the Ohio Statehouse grounds.

A Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board subcommittee on Wednesday accepted a recommendation to hire Daniel Libeskind of New York as the artist. The full board is set to vote July 18.

The privately funded, $2 million project is believed to be the first Holocaust memorial at any U.S. statehouse.

A spokesman said the next step is estimating site-preparation costs and getting the money included in the state budget.

Libeskind’s design features a limestone path toward two unconnected, upright panels positioned at an angle, with cutouts on the nearer edges so that visitors gazing through the gap see the outline of a six-pointed star.

The six-pointed Star of David is closely associated with Jewish culture.

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