Italians hold hidden protest for nazi war criminal, who killed 2,000 Jews
The Italian press reported last month that a group of Jewish activists on Saturday attended a demonstration outside a cemetery in Rome to condemn a Jewish man who massacred 1,000 Jewish children in the Holocaust.
The group — which was led by Italian anti-fascist activist Marco Verola — said the murder was a “shameful insult” to Jewish and human rights activists and called for the “shame and condemnation of all those involved.”
According to the Rome-based news website, Italian daily Le Monde, the group held a demonstration alongside other anti-fascist groups, including young Roma women dressed in a Nazi uniform.
The group’s leader, Matteo Ricci, said it was anti-Semitism for those who don’t recognize the genocide of Jews.
“We are ashamed that today the world is not celebrating the fact that in Italy it is impossible jarvees.comfor any one person to forget the Jewish people,” he said.
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According to the 바카라Los Angeles Times, Ricci said at the protest that “the only thing that will end Nazism is the Holocaust.”
Italian media have reported that a dozen or more of Ricci’s anti-Semitic statements and words have been publicly exposed. The newspaper says Ricci had a string of anti-Semitic statements in his past, including one last August in which he called the Jewish community “evil Jews.”
But the president of Jewish Communities International has said his organization does not support violence in a public context, and that the Italian organization is concerned by comments by other anti-Fascist groups which would cast their support for the demonstration as support for the Jewish community.
He added that even if the Nazi leader had been Jewishjarvees.com, his behavior was not comparable with those of Nazism’s “apologists for evil.”
This article has been updated to clarify the group that attended the protest.