Bulgaria marks 80 years since the rescue of Jews from deportation to Nazi death camps

March 2023 marks the 80th anniversary of the rescue of Bulgarian Jews in the old borders of the Kingdom of Bulgaria from the Nazi death camps.

Along with these events, Bulgaria is honoring the memory of the Jews who died in the death camps and were deported from the territories administered by the Kingdom of Bulgaria in 1943 – Belomorska Thrace, Vardar Macedonia, and the town of Pirot.

Of the 11,343 Jews who were put on the trains to the concentration camps “Auschwitz” and “Treblinka”, only 12 survived.

The Organization of Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom” is holding a ceremony on the occasion of the cancellation of the deportation of Plovdiv Jews in 1943 in front of the Salvation Monument in Plovdiv.

In Sofia, “Shalom” and the Metropolitan Municipality are organizing a March of Tolerance from the Church of Saint Sofia to the Salvation Monument close to the Bulgarian National Assembly.


Subscribe to the EJC newsletter

Get the EJC newsletter, including the latest statements and news from the European Jewish communities, direct to your inbox.

European Jewish Congress will use the information you provide on this form to contact you. We will treat your information with respect and will not share it with others. By clicking Subscribe, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

browse by community