Ohio Holocaust memorial approved for Statehouse
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 18 July 2013 14:03

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 (FY'-nuhn), 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.

 

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