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Holocaust & Humanity Center prepares move to Union Terminal

Posted at 9:29 AM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 18:49:48-04

CINCINNATI - The Holocaust & Humanity Center held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for its new home at Union Terminal.

Survivors and community leaders marked the occasion by breaking down a wall, according to executive director Sarah Weiss.

Work begins next week on the 7,500 square-foot center, Weiss said. The target date for opening the center is January.  

Weiss said the center will focus on sharing the history of The Holocaust as well as sharing hope for humanity. She said while trains are usually thought of as symbols of death and destruction in relation to The Holocaust, the trains that brought survivors to Union Terminal to live in the Tri-State were symbols of hope.

The center touches the lives of more than 100,000 people in Greater Cincinnati through its permanent exhibit, traveling exhibits, outreach programming and educator workshops, according to a news release.

The center has been located in the Rockwern Academy in Kenwood.