WARSAW, Poland | The Latest: Italy minister snubs migrant-Holocaust parallel

WARSAW, Poland | The Latest: Italy minister snubs migrant-Holocaust parallel

WARSAW, Poland—Jan 27, 2019— The Latest on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (all times local):
5:00 p.m.

Italy’s right-wing interior minister says it would be “squalor” to compare “serious control of immigration” to the horrors of the Holocaust.

League party leader Matteo Salvini tweeted a prayer on International Holocaust Remembrance Day for the “millions of victims of Nazism” so the “murderous folly doesn’t repeat itself.”

Salvini, who refuses to let private aid ships bring migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea to Italy, also used Sunday’s observance to defend his government’s stance against allowing in more migrants, saying “all civilized countries” were seriously controlling illegal immigration.

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