The mayor of the northern Greek port city of Kavala said that the dedication of a disputed Holocaust memorial will take place “very soon.”
The mayor appeared to walk back comments attributed to her last week by the country’s the Central Board of Jewish Communities after municipal authorities canceled a May 17 ceremony unveiling the memorial, saying that the Star of David must be removed or the monument will not be permitted to go on display.
On Sunday, Mayor Dimitra Tsanaka confirmed that city councilmen from her party objected to the size and placement of the Star of David on the monument, but denied that she agreed with them or wanted the star removed, the Associated Press reported.
Tsanaka was speaking Sunday to demonstrators wearing yellow Stars of David, who gathered to protest the delay in the unveiling of the memorial, according to the AP.
The memorial commemorates the 1,484 Jews from Kavala who were murdered by the Nazis.