The Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission

The Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission was formed in 2021 and consists of 15 members appointed by the Governor. The Commission’s duties are identified in Ohio Revised Code Section 197.08. Generally, the commission is charged with gathering and disseminating Holocaust and Genocide information and helping promote awareness of issues relating to the Holocaust and genocide while advising state government officials on these relevant issues.


Public appointees:
Robert Friedman, Columbus
Sarah Weiss, Cincinnati - Secretary
Bradley Beach, North Canton - Treasurer
Anne Lukas, South Euclid - Vice Chair
Robin Judd, Bexley
Mark Swaim-Fox, Cleveland Heights - Chair
Yona Klein, University Heights

Ohio House:
Rep. Darrell Kick
Rep. Casey Weinstein

Ex Officio members:
Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Dackin
Chancellor Randy Gardner
Department of Veterans Services Director Deborah Ashenhurst

Executive Director
The Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Education and Memorial Commission is seeking an inaugural Executive Director. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for someone to help shape the direction of the Commission and further Holocaust and genocide education throughout the state.

Find more information and apply here.

Upcoming meetings of the Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission:

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Noon – 2 pm
Ohio History Center (Cardinal Classroom)
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211