Imbrattate targhe delle strade intitolate la settimana scorsa a chi ha combattuto contro fascismo e razzismo, prima erano dedicate a firmatari del “Manifesto della razza”. Gesto vergognoso. Ripuliamo subito. pic.twitter.com/fGp18NBqqI— Virginia Raggi (@virginiaraggi) 27 novembre 2019
Calabresi and Mortara, a zoologist and a physicist respectively, lost their academic positions after Italy passed anti-Jewish legislation similar to Nazi Nuremberg Laws in 1938. Mortara fled to Brazil and was given her position back in 1949, and Calabresi took her life in prison in 1944 to avoid being sent to Auschwitz.Carrara, a forensic physician, was one of the very few academics who refused to pledge loyalty to the fascist party in 1931. He was arrested in 1936 for promoting anti-fascist activities and died in prison in 1937.“Those in Rome who have smeared the names of Mario Carrara and Nella Mortara, hiding behind anonymity, carried out a despicable act,” the president of the Union of Italian Jewish Community Noemi Di Segni said in a statement, adding that such an act negatively affects Italian society as a whole, not only its Jewish community.“We hope that all the residents of the neighborhood and of the whole country make the voice of good heard through civic commitment and commitment to remembrance,” she added.On Wednesday night, Raggi announced on Facebook that the signs had already been cleaned and restored and that police were still investigating the incident.“There is no future without remembrance, and we will keep on fighting for it,” she concluded.