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.

Born in Rome in 1953, Santerini is an Italian politician and university professor. She is a member of the culture, education and sports commission of the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Italian parliament, and delegate to the Council of Europe in the equality and non-discrimination commission.

She teaches pedagogy at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, vice-president of the Shoah Memorial Foundation in Milan and member of the National Didactic Council of the Museum of the Shoah Foundation in Rome.

As Milena Santerini writes on her website “she has at heart the problems of school, family, social cohesion. She works for children’s rights and for the inclusion of migrants.’’

She has always been fighting against discrimination “towards the weakest and minorities, racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia” has always been the case.

‘’On January 27, we will remember how far the hatred we all have to fight can go,’’ she wrote on Twitter.

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