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Bulgaria

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.

Bulgarian and Ukrainian prime ministers unveil memorial to Dimitar Peshev

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Groysman opened a square and unveiled a memorial in honour of Righteous Among the Nations Dimitar Peshev.

Plaque unveiled of Bulgarian Jews at site of Second World War labour camp

For the first time in Bulgaria, a plaque has been unveiled at a site of one of the forced labour camps where Bulgarian Jewish men were compelled to work during the Second World War.

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