Cincinnati Holocaust museum offering free admission to combat ‘surge in antisemitism’

CINCINNATI — A Holocaust museum in Cincinnati is offering free admission for the rest of the year to combat what they called a surge in antisemitism.

The Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center, located inside the Union Terminal, said they are offering free admission until Jan. 2 to “educate the public in this critical time.”

The museum cited “recent antisemitic rhetoric incidents.”

Last month, NBA player Kyrie Irving was suspended from the Brooklyn Nets for eight games after he posted a link via social media to an antisemitic movie and book, multiple news outlets reported.

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Recently world-famous rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, declared “I like Hitler” in an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

“As the only Holocaust museum in Ohio, our organization is in a unique position to bring the lessons of the Holocaust into the civic conversation. It is our responsibility to ensure the public can learn from the lessons of history, and this is a clear and immediate way for us to make an impact in this critical moment,” David Wise, interim chief executive officer of the center said.

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The center features an artificial intelligence exhibit to allow visitors to ask two-dimensional displays of Holocaust survivors questions and get responses in real time.

The Humanity Center is open Thursdays through Mondays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in December.

For more information about the center visit here.

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