Daniel Libeskind has been selected among two other renowned artists to design the Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial 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.
A completion date has yet to be established, as Richard H. Finan, chairman of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board believes a memorial with a Jewish religious symbol will be subject to legal challenges from the American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations because of the separation of church and state.
“If we get sued, it will be five years until this gets going,” Finan said, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
“I’m telling you you’re going to have a hard time getting this past the Capitol Square Board,” said Finan, who has opposed the idea of a Holocaust memorial since Gov. John Kasich proposed it more than a year ago.