Holocaust & Humanity Center Applauds Creation of Ohio Holocaust Commission

HHC ready to support, work with Commission

CINCINNATI (December 23, 2020) – The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is proud to support the efforts of state legislators to create the Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission.

In early December, the Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 372, sponsored by State Senator Michael Rulli (R-Salem), creating the Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission to help cultivate knowledge and understanding of one of the most tragic occurrences in the world’s history. The Ohio House of Representatives also passed the bill last week in a 77-7 vote.

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to Sen. Michael Rulli and the co-sponsors who put forth and supported the SB 372. As the only Holocaust museum in the state with more than 20 years of experience in Holocaust education, the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center stands ready to partner and support the Ohio Holocaust & Genocide Memorial and Education Commission,” said Sarah L. Weiss, the chief executive officer of the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. “We look forward to working with the Commission to ensure that every Ohioan learns from the lessons of one of the darkest chapters of human history.”

See testimony submitted by Weiss here.

The commission will be comprised of two appointed members from the majority and minority parties from both the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives, eight appointed members by the Governor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Chancellor of Higher Education, and the Director of Veterans Services.

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