When asked about Holocaust deniers, Sen. Cirino said colleges “should be about accepting even views that are uncomfortable”

BY: - May 26, 2023

Ohio state Sen. Jerry Cirino, R-Kirtland, danced around a question about college professors interacting with a student with “a dissenting view” of the Holocaust Wednesday morning during the House Higher Education Committee Meeting.  State Rep. Casey Weinstein, D-Hudson, asked Cirino, “If a student had a dissenting view about the Holocaust, which there is a very active […]

Ohio Governor’s Holocaust Commemoration honored victims and survivors

BY: - April 28, 2023

Louise Gips received a standing ovation in the Statehouse atrium after she recounted her family’s story of surviving Siberian labor camps during the Holocaust.   “Of course there was disease, starvation — a lot of starvation because we were hungry,” Gips, of Cleveland, said during the 43rd Annual Ohio Governor’s Holocaust Commemoration. She also shared her […]

Comments about the Holocaust from representative sponsoring ‘divisive concepts’ bill raise concerns

BY: - March 23, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   As the debate over a “divisive concepts” bill rages on across […]

Marjorie Taylor Greene comparison of mask-wearing and the Holocaust condemned by House GOP leader

BY: - May 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday condemned remarks by Georgia’s Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene comparing the wearing of masks and vaccination logos to the persecution and murder of Jews by Nazis during the Holocaust. Greene, a Republican, in an interview last week with the Christian Broadcasting Network made the comparison, according to […]

Bill seeks to improve Holocaust understanding in Ohio

BY: - October 5, 2020

Most young Americans believe anti-Semitism exists in the United States today. Yet a striking number have little to no knowledge about the Holocaust. That is a problem Ohio legislators hope to resolve through a proposed commission to better educate people about the atrocities of genocides. Around 1-in-8 Millennials and members of Generation Z have never […]