Holocaust & Humanity Center Moves to Cincinnati Union Terminal, Where Holocaust Survivors’ New Lives Began
Center will be only Holocaust museum in U.S. with authentic connection to its site.
CINCINNATI, OH (December 17, 2018) –On January 27, 2019, the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center will open at its new location inside Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal. Once opened, the new Center will be the only Holocaust museum in the United States with a direct connection to its physical location.
Opened in 1933, Union Terminal was a bustling train station before and during WWII. More than one thousand individuals—refugees and survivors of the Holocaust—arrived by train at Union Terminal to rebuild their lives in Cincinnati. Recognized as a National Historic Landmark, the 85-year-old Union Terminal reopened to the public in November following a three-year, $224 million renovation, restoring it to its former glory.
During development of the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, the Center engaged a world-class team of Holocaust experts, designers and museum professionals to create an exhibit that will take its place among the top Holocaust museum experiences in the country. The Center’s new location features a 7,500-square foot museum, which will chronicle the rise of Nazism and the dismantling of democracy, recount the stories of survivors who rebuilt their lives in Cincinnati, and use the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action today.
The new location nearly triples the Center’s previous size. Besides its 7,500-square-foot museum space, the Center also includes a 1,500-square-foot climate-controlled collections and archival space for precious artifacts. The Center will also be the only Holocaust museum with a Humanity Gallery, which highlights individuals and organizations locally, nationally and globally who have worked toward making positive changes in their communities.
About Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center
The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Founded, built and forever inspired by Jewish survivors, the Center educates teachers, students and community members about the Holocaust and its lessons. Each year, the Center touches thousands of lives through its permanent exhibit, traveling exhibits, outreach programming and educator workshops.