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Liliana Segre’s encouragement of vaccine sparks online antisemitic abuse

Italian Holocaust survivor and Senator for life Liliana Segre's attempt to encourage other older adults to receive the COVID-19 vaccine has triggered a wave of antisemitic comments and other invective on social media.

Italy granted her a Holocaust survivors’ pension, then asked for it back

In 2012, Messauda Fadlun received a letter from the Italian government asking her to return all the money she had been receiving as part of a restitution program for those racially persecuted by the fascist regime during World War II.

Antisemitic graffiti found in Milan

The number 666, the star of David, the swastika and the symbol of the SS are the "shameful antisemitic writings" that appeared on the wall of a house in Viale Fulvio Testi, in the northern suburbs of Milan during during International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Local councillors make fascist salute on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Three right-wing opposition councilors in the town of Cogoleto near Genoa repeatedly made 'Roman' fascist salutes during a session on Holocaust Remembrance Day, according to the town's mayor,

Four Italian Holocaust survivors tell how they escaped death on ‘Black Saturday’

Four Italian Holocaust survivors who cheated death during an infamous Gestapo raid on the Rome ghetto have dedicated their final years to educating the public about the Nazi atrocities of World War II that killed much of their families.

Heir of Italian king apologizes for monarchy’s role in Holocaust, UCEI reacts

A descendant of Italy’s wartime King Victor Emmanuel III has apologized to the country’s Jewish community for his ancestor’s role in dictator Mussolini’s racial laws and the Holocaust.

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