The US State Department said Monday it would revise a portion of its website after a prominent Jewish group accused it of minimizing the Holocaust and Germany's role in the Nazi slaughter of European Jews.
The department's special envoy for Holocaust issues said a section of the site devoted to "background notes" on Germany would be altered following a protest from The Simon Wiesenthal Center that urged Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to change the entry that it charged omitted key information about the mass killings.
"We intend to change the language in order to more accurately reflect historical facts," said the envoy, J. Christian Kennedy.
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