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Italy

Piero Terracina, Rome Jew who survived the Nazi camps, dies

Piero Terracina, described as the last survivor among the Roman Jews who were deported from the Italian capital to Nazi death camps during World War II, has died at 91.

Italian town says no to Holocaust memorial calling it “divisive”

The municipal council of the Italian town of Schio, with a population of 40,000, has rejected a proposal to honour its citizens who perished in the death camps with Stolpersteine.

Plot to form new Nazi party foiled by Italian police

Italian police said that they uncovered a plot to form a new Nazi party and seized a cache of weapons during searches across the country.

Former Florence rabbi posthumously honoured for saving Jews in Shoah

A posthumous award was granted in Jerusalem Nathan Cassuto, former Chief Rabbi of Florence, who was a leader of the city’s Jewish-Christian underground network during the Holocaust.

New Rome street signs dedicated to persecuted Jews desecrated

Less than a week after three streets in Rome named after antisemitic scientists were rededicated to two pioneer Jewish female scholars and an anti-fascist professor, two of the new street signs were vandalised with black paint.

Venice’s ancient Jewish ghetto floods as new tides rise

Venice’s historic Jewish neighbourhood was flooded, as a new high tide peaked at 154 cm, leaving 70% of the iconic Italian city inundated.

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