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November 8, 2019

89-year-old Auschwitz survivor under police protection after antisemitic threats

Source: CNN
Milan - An 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor is now under police protection after receiving online and offline antisemitic threats in Italy.

Liliana Segre was only 13 when she was deported to Auschwitz. She is a Senator-for-life.

She recently created a parliamentary committee against hate, racism and antisemitism, known locally as the Segre Commission.

Segre has become the target of aggressive social media attacks each day lately.

She was assigned a security detail, two Carabinieri police force officers after far-right Forza Nuova party members put up a banner in Milan on Tuesday near where the woman was speaking for an event, according to local media outlets.

Right-wing opposition parties were absent when motion for the Segre Commission was approved last week.

Segre is one of the 25 under-14 children who survived after being deported to Auschwitz.