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Bulgaria

Bulgaria celebrates 77 years of rescue of its Jews

Bulgarian authorities are commemorating the 77th anniversary of Sofia’s decision to save thousands of Jews living on its territory from deportation during WWII.

Far-right torchlight parade banned by court in Sofia

Fewer than 200 far-right activists gathered in downtown Sofia after the country’s top court upheld the city mayor’s ban on their annual torchlight procession honouring a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organization in the 1930s and 1940s.

Jewish graves vandalized in Bulgaria

Vandals attacked tombstones in the Jewish cemetery in the town of Shoumen in north-eastern Bulgaria.

Football game in Sofia halted twice as Bulgarian fans make Nazi salutes and shout racist abuse

England’s Football Association called on UEFA to take “very stringent” action after a match against Bulgaria was stopped twice because of racist chants and Nazi salutes from the home supporters.

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.

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