DVD : Governor John Kasich - Governor's 31st Annual Holocaust Commemoration
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In the immediate aftermath of the massive death and destruction of World War II, revenge might have satisfied the shock and anger of the moment. But many believed that justice under the rule of law rather than vengeance would better serve humanity. In support of this principle, the Museum is marking the 65th anniversary of the verdicts at the first Nuremberg trial, a watershed moment in international justice, and the 50th anniversary of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the most high-profile postwar recountings of the Nazi genocide and a landmark in public awareness of the Holocaust.

A midlevel SS officer central to the planning and implementation of the "Final Solution," Eichmann was captured by Israeli agents while hiding in Argentina in 1960 and brought to Israel for what would become known then as the "trial of the century."

The Nuremberg and Eichmann trials strove for justice, but what can justice really mean in the face of a crime like genocide? Whether it is prevention, response, or accountability, the Holocaust teaches us that inaction can be deadly; actions, even small ones, can make all the difference for those whose lives are at risk, now and in the future.

With Remarks by:

- David Heller, Immediate Past President, Ohio Jewish Communities, Cleveland
- Josh Mandel, Treasurer, State of Ohio
- David Goodman, Director, Ohio Department of Commerce
- Presentation of Governor's Proclamation
Gov. John Kasich
Accepting: Dick Weiland, Cincinnati
Co-Chair, State Capitol Leadership Circle, Ohio Jewish Communities

- Presentation of House Resolution
Rep. Bill Batchelder, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives
Accepting: William Joseph, Cleveland
Co-Chair, State Capitol Leadership Circle, Ohio Jewish Communities

- Presentation of Senate Resolution
Sen. Tom Niehaus, President of the Ohio Senate
Accepting: Beth Wain Brandon, Cleveland
Trustee and Chair of Government Relations Committee
Jewish Federation of Cleveland

- Presentation by Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
Rep. Sandra Williams, President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus

- Robert Friedman, Treasurer/Secretary, Ohio Jewish Communities
- Barbara Turkeltaub, Canton resident & Holocaust Survivor
- Janine Migden-Ostrander, Ohio Consumers' Counsel
- Rabbi John Spitzer, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Israel, Canton
May 4, 2011