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Bulgaria

Rescue of Bulgarian Jews commemorated

Ceremonies were held in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia and elsewhere in the country on March 10 commemorating the 1943 rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from deportation to the death camps.

Bulgarian game show host quotes Bobby Fischer antisemitic rant

The host of a popular game show on Bulgarian public TV quoted on air the antisemitic rantings of the late chess master Bobby Fischer, then apologized the following day, a day after the broadcasting company’s top official.

ECHR finds against Bulgaria in discrimination cases against Jews and Roma

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against Bulgaria in two cases, one lodged by two Bulgarian Jews and one by two Roma people, over rulings against them in cases involving far-right politician Volen Siderov.

Neo-Nazi Lukov march thwarted

Praise has come in for the banning by Sofia's mayor of the “Lukov March”, an annual march held in tribute to a pro-Nazi general in the Bulgarian capital.

Bulgarian Jewish leader awarded with Order of Civil Merit

Dr. Aleksander Oscar, the President of Shalom Organisation of Jews in Bulgaria has been awarded with the Order of Civil Merit by President Rumen Radev for his outstanding achievements for the development of civil society, the protection of human rights and freedoms, and the strengthening of democratic institutions in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Nine leading Bulgarian universities adopt the IHRA definition

Nine leading Bulgarian universities adopted the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) at a ceremony at the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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