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Bulgaria

Sofia Central synagogue marks 110th anniversary

Sofia Central Synagogue was the scene of celebrations as the landmark building in Bulgaria’s capital city marked its 110th anniversary.

Far-right Lukov march goes through in Sofia

About 2,000 right-wing extremists shouted slogans and carried torches through Sofia in the annual march honouring Nazi collaborator Hristo Lukov.

Sofia synagogue attacked

The Great Synagogue in the centre Sofia was attacked by a 35-year-old man who threw stones at the synagogue and smashed the building's windows.

Bulgarian Jews slam Defence Ministry honouring of pro-Nazi colonel

The Organisation of Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom” said that it found it unacceptable that the country’s Ministry of Defence planned to confer honours on retired colonel Dyanko Markov.

Bulgarian Jewish organisations stand together on hate speech and antisemitism

Bulgarian Jewish organisations held discussions on co-operation in the fight against antisemitism and hate speech.

Plaque unveiled in Varna for Bulgarian soldiers who took Jews to Israel

A plaque has been unveiled in the port of Varna honouring the people of the city and the Bulgarian sailors who transported Jews to the Holy Land between 1934 and 1951.

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