Italians Rally Around Holocaust Survivor After Wave of Death Threats


Thousands of Italian citizens took to the streets to beat back hate speech aimed at holocaust survivor Liliana Segre.

Hundreds of Italian mayors and thousands of citizens took to Milan’s streets on Tuesday night in a show of solidarity for a Holocaust survivor who was recently put under police protection after receiving anti-Semitic threats, CNN reports.

Liliana Segre, 89, who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to Auschwitz, has received hundreds of death threats per day–mostly from anonymous social media users.

Watch below as Italians rallied around Segre to beat back the wave of hate speech:

Segre is a vocal campaigner against racism and hate, recently spearheading the creation of a parliamentary committee against hate, racism and anti-Semitism, also known locally as the Segre commission.

In 2018, she was named a senator-for-life in Italy, because of her inspirational activism.

We’re with you, Liliana!

“Hatred has no future.”

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