Ohio Holocaust memorial approved for Statehouse

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

Thursday’s approval 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 (KAY’-siks) request.

Daniel Libeskind (LEE’-bih-skihnd) 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.

Finan said the memorial could cause the state legal problems.

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