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89-year-old Italian Auschwitz Survivor Placed Under Police Protection

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Paramilitary police have been assigned to protect Liliana Segre, an 89-year-old Italian senator who says she receives up to 200 hate messages per day after pushing Parliament to approve a committee to combat anti-Semitism and racism. Several right-wing parties abstained from the vote, stoking fear among the country’s minorities. Segre, who was deported to Auschwitz at 13, was among only 25 Italian children who survived the concentration camp.

What’s the broader public response? Segre’s chief of staff says she gets “vastly more messages of support,” while Italian officials expressed their solidarity with her.

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