(JTA) – The plaque marking the opening of the National Holocaust Monument will be replaced after the original failed to mention that Jews were the majority of the victims.
Heritage Minister Melanie Joly told the House of Commons on October 5 that the plaque will be replaced, and also reiterated that the monument commemorates the six million Jews and five million others killed by the Nazis and their supporters during the Holocaust.
“On the day the monument was unveiled, we noticed that the panel at the entrance conspicuously and curiously did not mention Jews,” Martin Sampson, director of communications for the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, said in a statement. “We raised our concerns with the government. They were very responsive, acknowledged the error and agreed to correct it immediately.”