FOX19 8:30 am news - The Liberation Ball at Union Terminal

Updated: Mar. 10, 2020 at 10:06 AM EDT
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For one night only, the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center will transform Union Terminal into a 1940s extravaganza with swing dancing, a robust line-up of musical performances, and delicious themed cocktails and dinner. The Liberation Ball, a one-of-a-kind fundraising event, will take over historic Union Terminal – the home of the Holocaust & Humanity Center – on Sunday, May 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Liberation Ball's concept is based on events hosted in the 1960s by Cincinnati's Jewish Survivors of Nazism, the predecessor organization of the Holocaust & Humanity Center. Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II, the event honors Holocaust survivors, U.S. veterans and those who served at home and abroad. "It's fitting that we recreate this event at the museum's new space because many Holocaust survivors began rebuilding their lives in the Cincinnati area by arriving at Union Terminal," said Sarah Weiss, chief executive officer of the Holocaust & Humanity Center. "We hope this exhilarating event will inspire even more of the community to engage with our mission at the museum." The night will feature a variety of entertainment options for event attendees, including: --- Performances from the Holocaust Survivor Band, a klezmer band comprised of survivors who play upbeat, lively music. The Holocaust Survivor Band has been featured recently in The New York Times and a new documentary, "Saul and Ruby, To Life!"... --- B-25 Flyover from the Tri-State Warbird Museum... --- Vintage car display... --- Themed 1940s cocktails and appetizers... --- Delicious dinner stations... --- Performances from the Queen City Sisters and the P&G Big Band... Attendees are encouraged to dress in their finest 40s attire and costumes. The general public is invited. Tickets can be purchased online at The Liberation Ball supports the paramount mission of the Holocaust & Humanity Center as the museum enters its second year at Union Terminal and its 20th year in operation. With antisemitism and extremism on the rise, its mission is more important than ever before. Approximately 40,000 people visited the museum in its first year at Union Terminal.