Bulgaria Commemorates Decision to Protect Jews During Holocaust

Members of a Jewish organization expressed their gratitude Sunday to Bulgarians who helped protect 48,000 Jewish citizens during the Holocaust.

In March 1943, Bulgarian society, members of Parliament and the Balkan country’s Orthodox church opposed plans for the deportation of the country’s Jews to Nazi concentration camps.

Sunday’s commemoration activities included unveiling a memorial plaque in Sofia, along with commemoration activities and exhibitions across the country.

The memorial plaque, located in a park next to the Parliament building, was unveiled by Shalom Jewish organization chairman Maxim Benvenisti; Israel’s ambassador to Bulgaria, Shaul Kamisa-Raz; and Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova.

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