ROME (Reuters) – Twenty cobblestones commemorating members of two Italian Jewish families who were deported to Auschwitz or killed in Rome were dug up and stolen in the early hours of Monday in an apparent anti-Semitic attack.
The bronze-capped cobblestones were embedded into the pavement outside a building in Rome’s central Monti neighborhood that was home to the Di Consiglio and Di Castro families until World War Two.
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Police said they were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
Asked about the incident at a news conference, deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, who is also interior minister, said he would do everything to stop such acts of “repugnant anti-Semitism”.
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The cluster of stones commemorated 18 members of the Di Consiglio family and two from the Di Castro family. Fifteen were deported to Auschwitz in 1944 and died either there or in an unknown place.
The other five were among the 335 Italian men and boys, including 75 Jews, killed in the Ardeatine...
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