Ohio Jewish Communities

Ohio Won't Have First Statehouse Holocaust Memorial

Aug 7, 2013
Studio Daniel Libeskind

After months of touting that Ohio’s would be the first Statehouse in the country to have a Holocaust memorial --  it turns out it won’t. 

Iowa has already broken ground on a similar memorial, and will dedicate it in October – while construction on Ohio’s memorial hasn’t even started. Joyce Garver Keller is the executive director of Ohio Jewish Communities, which represents Ohio’s eight Jewish federations in Ohio, says she told Governor John Kasich that Ohio’s Statehouse memorial would be the first.  But she says, in the end it really doesn’t matter who's first.