IHRA Chair Statement on threats against Liliana Segre

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Ambassador Georges Santer, Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), said:

“We are outraged at the barrage of threats made against Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre, which have led to her being given police protection. IHRA condemns antisemitism in all forms and we are alarmed by the abuse and hatred directed towards a Holocaust survivor.

The intolerable hate speech and incitement to hatred aimed at Mrs Segre is itself proof of the need for the commission against antisemitism, racism, hate and violence which she proposed in the Italian Senate and which was adopted by a vast majority of senators. Unfortunately, however, a number of parties preferred to abstain which is regrettable given the laudable nature of the initiative.”