Statehouse Holocaust Memorial Artist Chosen

May 7, 2013

An artist has been chosen for the planned Holocaust memorial on the Ohio Statehouse grounds.

The selection committee chose Daniel Libeskind of New York, who proposed a limestone path toward two upright panels of brushed steel positioned at an angle. The edges nearest each other would have cutouts so visitors gazing through the gap would see the outline of a six-pointed star. A graduated wall along the path would provide seating. The wall and panels would be inscribed with inspirational and educational text. The choice must be approved by a site committee and the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board. The privately funded, 2 million dollar project is expected to be the first Holocaust memorial at any statehouse in the nation.