Jewish Cartoonist's Name Misspelled on Charlie Hebdo Memorial Plaque

French President Francois Hollande will preside over memorial ceremonies this week for the victims of the two attacks in January 2015.

A worker stands beside the Charlie Hebdo plaque that will be unveiled on Tuesday. It includes the misspelled name of Georges Wolinski.
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The name of one of the people killed in the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's offices last January has been misspelled on the commemorative plaque due to be unveiled by President Francois Hollande later on Tuesday, Yahoo News reports.

The name of Jewish cartoonist Georges Wolinski appears as "Wolinsky" on the plaque, according to the report.

Authorities in Paris said the mistake had been made by the company that did the engraving and that it would be corrected later on Tuesday.

Wolinski's widow, Maryse, had been informed of the mistake and the intention to correct it, one official said.

This week marks the first anniversary of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket between January 7 and January 9 last year. Seventeen people were killed in the attacks.

The three gunmen were subsequently killed by French security forces.

Heavy security is planned for the ceremonies honoring the victims of the January spree, which proved to be a grim forerunner of the suicide bombings and shootings in the city 10 months later in which 130 people died.

On Tuesday afternoon, President Francois Hollande is due to attend low-key ceremonies unveiling commemorative plaques at the main sites of the January attacks that will be attended by families and government officials. He will unveil another plaque in memory of a murdered policewoman on Saturday.