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Antisemitic graffiti scrawled on Holocaust survivor’s door in Italy

Antisemitic writing was scrawled on the door of a now-deceased member of the Italian anti-Fascist resistance who survived a Nazi concentration camp, a family friend and historian wrote on Friday on Facebook.

Italy adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Italian government decided to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

Italian PM Conte appoints national coordinator for the fight against antisemitism

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced the appointment of Milena Santerini as National Coordinator for the fight against antisemitism in the country.

Italian politician attacked by youths in Venice shouting about Anne Frank

Italian Jewish leaders voiced solidarity with former member of parliament Arturo Scotto, who was punched in the face by youths shouting about Anne Frank in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square on New Year’s Eve.

Thousands rally around threatened Holocaust survivor in Milan

A Holocaust survivor who has been put under police protection due to antisemitic threats was escorted through the centre of Milan by hundreds of Italian mayors and thousands of ordinary citizens behind a banner reading: “Hatred has no future.”

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.

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