The inauguration of a new Holocaust memorial museum in Ottowa, Canada, which opened last week, quickly drew criticism after observars noticed that a plaque set at the entrance to the site did not mention the words "Jews" and "anti-Semitism."
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took part in last week's inauguration ceremony, stressing that the place symbolizes how much hatred and tyranny can carry a heavy price. Trudeau noted Canada's commitment to combating anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination.
However, the new site quickly raised eyebrows, as the memorial plaque stating the museum was erected "in memory of millions of men, women and children who were murdered in the Holocaust" without mentioning the number six million or referring to the Jewish people.
MP David Sweet criticized the lack of mention, which has been going on for more than a decade: "If we are going to eradicate hatred against the Jews, we should be accurate about history."
Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly replied to Switt, explaining that the plaque would be removed, saying that the Holocaust Memorial Museum is a place in memory of six million Jews and another five million victims who were murdered during the Holocaust, and that the sign has since been removed.