Canada to Build National Holocaust Monument

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The Canadian government announced plans to build a national Holocaust memorial in the nation’s capital.

The monument “will be a testament to the importance of ensuring that the memory of the Holocaust is never lost,” Tim Uppal, minister of state for democratic reform, said in a statement Tuesday following remarks at the Canadian War Museum, across the street from the designated memorial site.

According to the Ottawa Citizen, Canada is the only former Allied nation that does not have a Holocaust memorial.

“It takes a lot of consensus to come up with something this strong, and now we have greater consensus from parties throughout Parliament that feel that this is something that’s necessary,” Rabbi Daniel Friedman, the memorial council chairman, told the Citizen.

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