Wiesenthal, Rabin honored in Italy


ROME (JTA) — Two Italian cities renamed parks in memory of Simon Wiesenthal and Yitzhak Rabin.

At a ceremony on Friday, a park in Turin was formally named the Simon Wiesenthal Garden in honor of the Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter who died in 2005.

Also last week, a park in Bologna was named for Rabin, the Israeli prime minister who was assassinated in November 1995.

Local mayors, other officials and Jewish community representatives took part in the ceremonies in both cities.

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