Just when we thought we’d heard it all…MSN reports that in Italy, an elderly Holocaust survivor — 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:
Tags: Anti-Semitism Holocaust Italy Liliana Segre MSN
Liliana 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, she has reported receiving as many as 200 hate messages a day…