Pope says anti-Semitism must be banished
Receives Roman Jews 70 years after deportation11 October, 13:50
On October 16, 1943, during the Nazi occupation of Rome, over 1,000 Roman Jews were seized and deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Subsequent roundups resulted in the deportation of another 800 Roman Jews. Only a small group survived.
The commemoration on October 16, Pope Francis also said, "will be an occasion to always keep vigil so forms of intolerance and anti-Semitism do not recommence, under any pretext, in Rome and in the rest of the world".