Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's Holocaust Commemoration Slated for April 8

The virtual event is part of Yom HaShoah, a week of remembrance and engagement activities at Cincinnati's Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center.

Elizabeth Pierce interacts with the "Dimensions in Testimony" exhibit at the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. - Photo: virtual event livestream
Photo: virtual event livestream
Elizabeth Pierce interacts with the "Dimensions in Testimony" exhibit at the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center.


The 41st annual governor’s Holocaust commemoration will take place online Thursday, April 8.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will host the memorial event that will include a conversation about Holocaust education.

Speakers will include Holocaust survivor Dr. Al Miller as well as Dr. Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education. Cincinnati native Steven Spielberg founded the USC Shoah Foundation in 1994 to preserve interviews with Holocaust survivors, the foundation’s website says.

The Zoom event will begin at 4 p.m. April 8. Register here.

The statewide commemoration is presented by the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati as part of Yom HaShoah, a week of remembrance and engagement activities. Events run April 7-14.

As CityBeat had previously reported, the Holocaust & Humanity Center opened Dimensions in Testimonyan interactive exhibit of Holocaust testimony, in February. Cincinnati is one of only a handful of cities around the world to permanently install the immersive exhibit, which invites visitors to have virtual “conversations” with Holocaust survivors via artificial intelligence.

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