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ROME (AP) — Rome’s mayor, Catholic groups and politicians of every stripe joined Italy’s Jewish community on Monday in denouncing the theft of 20 small bronze plaques honoring a Jewish family deported during the Holocaust.
The plaques, affixed to the cobblestones in front of the Di Consiglio family home in the Monti neighborhood of downtown Rome, were taken overnight. A gaping hole in the cobblestones was all that remained Monday.
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The organization responsible for laying the plaques, “Art in Memory,” reported the theft. In July, the same group reported receiving a threatening letter featuring a photo of Adolf Hitler.
“The association denounces this vile act of fascism and anti-Semitism, and invites all Romans to be vigilant and keep memory alive to prevent these criminal acts from continuing and being tolerated and legitimized,” the group’s president, Adachiara Zevi, told The Associated Press.
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Rome mayor Virginia Raggi condemned the plaques’ theft as unacceptable: “Memory requires respect”...
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