Liliana Segre is an italian Holocaust survivor and key figure in Italy as she has always raised awareness of her experience of detention in the Auschwitz camp. Last year, president Sergio Mattarella named her as a senator for life. But recently, Segre has been the target of online threats and insults and, for this reason, Milan Prefect Renato Saccone has decided to assign her a security detail.
Moreover, those were not the only events in which the hatred of the extreme right, sadly powerful in the country, was felt. Another controversy emerged during a public event, where a banner of the far-right group Forza Nuova was shown in front of the life senator.
The political efforts of Liliana Segre are fearless and for this reason, she has often been at the centre of the political storm and the threats of the far right. A clear example of a strong presence of hatred by the far-right wing in the parliament was unveiled after she made a proposal to create an extraordinary commission against hate, racism and anti-semitism.
In fact, despite the success of her proposal, approved by the Senate, she has found lack of support or abstentions from the right-wing parties, which operate through the hatred that she always fought and still fights. After this strong revelation in Senate she said: “I appealed to the conscience of everyone and thought that a commission against hatred as a principle would be accepted by all,”.
Therefore she added “Fortunately, there are still many people who reason with their own mind“.