Earlier this month, the newest memorial on the Ohio Statehouse grounds was dedicated. Located on the State Street side, it is a memorial to the millions who died during the Holocaust — and to the soldiers who helped to liberate them.
The memorial is The Ohio Holocaust and Liberators Memorial. It consists of two massive steel and bronze pieces that fit together to leave a symbolic empty space in the shape of the Star of David; the pieces are engraved with statements about the Holocaust. A granite walkway leads up to the memorial, bordered by a low limestone wall that reads: “Inspired by the Ohio Soldiers who were part of the American Liberation and Survivors who made Ohio their home” and adds, “If You Save One Life, It Is As If You Saved The World.”
The holocaust memorial is a worthy addition to the wide array of public art on the Statehouse grounds. May we always be reminded, and may we never forget.