Holocaust Survivor Receives Death Threats

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Just when we thought we’d heard it all…MSN reports that in Italy, an elderly Holocaust survivor, Liliana Segre — someone who literally experienced the ultimate threat to her life — is now under armed guard after she received hundreds of death threats on social media:

Ms Segre, who was sent to the notorious Auschwitz death camp at 13, has been subjected to a barrage of anti-Semitic messages in recent days.

It comes after Ms Segre, an Italian life senator, called for parliament to establish a committee to combat hate.

The motion passed despite a lack of support by Italy’s right-wing parties…

Ms Segre said after the vote that the abstentions made her feel “like a Martian in the Senate”.

I appealed to the conscience of everyone and thought that a commission against hatred as a principle would be accepted by all,” she said at the time, Italy’s La Repubblica reported (in Italian).

Since then, Liliana Segre has reported receiving as many as 200 hate messages a day…

Tags: Anti-Semitism Holocaust Italy Liliana Segre MSN

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