Gov. John Kasich, joined by architect Daniel Libeskind and others, dedicated a memorial at the Statehouse honoring survivors and liberators of the Holocaust.
The memorial, which sits on the south plaza of the Ohio Statehouse, serves as a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust as well as veterans who helped liberate Nazi death camps during World War II.
A celebration and dedication took place at the Ohio Theatre on June 2, 2014, with music by the Harmony Project Choir and an ensemble of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Remarks were given by:
Sen. Chris Widener, Chair, Capitol Square Review & Advisory Board
Rabbi Eric Slaton, Beth Israel Synogogue, Hamilton, Ohio
Reese Kasich, daughter of Gov. John Kasich & First Lady Karen Kasich
Yaron Sideman, Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor
Leslie Wexner, Philanthropist and founder of Limited Brands
Deborah Libstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies, Emory University
Gov. John R. Kasich
Daniel Libeskind, son of Holocaust survivors and architect of the Ohio Holocaust and Liberators Memorial
Bishop Frederick Cambell
Additional participants of the Candle Lighting Ceremony include First Lady Karen Kasich, Emma Kasich, Sara Bloomfield, Abigail Wexner, Mayor Michael Coleman, Barbara Turkeltaub and Donald Jakeway, Sr.
After a short video documenting the vision and development process of the memorial, Gov. Kasich and Daniel Libeskind unveiled the memorial to the audience live.