COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Survivors of the Holocaust and World War II veterans who helped liberate Nazi death camps will come together Monday as Ohio dedicates a $2.3 million memorial in their honor at the state capital.
The Holocaust and Liberators Memorial not only honors victims and survivors of the Holocaust, but also Ohio’s WWII veterans who fought German forces to liberate death camps.
Gov. John Kasich says he believes the memorial will become a focal point for visitors not only in central Ohio, but also the U.S.
The 18-foot-tall memorial includes a shattered Star of David.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that former state Sen. Richard Finan objected to a religious symbol on the statehouse grounds.
But Kasich persuaded the Capitol Square Board to approve it, leading Finan to resign from the panel.