Ottawa to receive new Holocaust monument

Candian PM Justin Trudeau attends ceremony in honor of new Holocaust memorial monument.

Dalit Halevi ,

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canada's new national Holocaust monument, called "A View of Loss, a Remembrance of Survival," will be officially inaugurated next year.

On September 21, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, participated in a ceremony honoring the site of the new Holocaust Monument in Ottawa.

"It's important for the Canadian people and the entire world, to remember the suffering and murder of millions of Jews and other peoples, that took place during the Holocaust. We must never forget the victims' tales, and the important lessons that the Holocaust has taught us," Trudeau said.

"As Canadians and as citizens of the world, we have an obligation to fight the hatred and fear that feed much of our actions. We must guarantee that tolerance and pluralism will always win over anti-Semitism and racism. We are obligated to honor the strength of hose who survived this test, and who have contributed much to Canada and other countries," he said.

Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly, said, "The national monument will serve as a testimony to the suffering of millions. These people lost their lives and their families in the Holocaust, and the monument will tell the stories of those who came to Canada and rebuilt their lives. This monument will remind Canada's future generations of the lessons we learned in the Holocaust, and will preserve the victims' legacy. We must never take for granted our freedom, multiculturalism and our moral obligations as people."