Holocaust Remembrance Day in Bulgaria
Holocaust Remembrance Day in Bulgaria is held on March 10. This event in the first decade of the month March is annual. Help us
The 10th of March has been designated as the “Day of the Holocaust and Saving of the Bulgarian Jews” known also as the Day of Holocaust Victims also known as the “Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and of the Victims of Crimes against Humanity”.
The date marks the anniversary of the day in 1943 when Dimar Peshev, the Deputy Speaker of the Bulgarian National Assembly together with Metropolitan Bishop Stephan of Sofia, Metropolitan Bishop Cyril of Plovdiv as well as many other prominent public figures and with the support of members of the general population, prevented the planned deportation of 50 000 Bulgarian citizens of Jewish origin to the Nazi concentration camps. The day was first marked with an official commemoration in 2002.
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