Daniel Libeskind has been selected to design the OhioStatehouse Holocaust Memorial, a five-meter-high memorial outside the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. The 18-foot tall memorial brushed stainless-steel memorial will be punctuated by the six-pointed Star of David and accompanied by a 40-foot walkway with words etched in limestone.
The new design is a brushed stainless-steel memorial that will be punctuated by the six-pointed Star of David, accompanied by a 40-foot walkway with words etched in limestone leads up to the memorial and provide seating, while both the walls and the panel would be inscribed with text.
The $2 million project will largely be privately funded, but the state will pay for site preparation costs.
Richard H. Finan, chairman of the advisory board that will make the final decision on the design, warned that the inclusion of a Jewish religious symbol in the design could invite legal challenges against the publicly funded portion of the project due to the separation of church and state in the US.
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