Several events were held in Sofia

Friday saw the culmination of observances of the 80th anniversary of the rescue of Bulgarian Jews in World War II. The Day of Rescue of Bulgarian Jews and of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust and of the Crimes against Humanity has been marked on March 10 since 2003, by a government decision of February 13, 2003. 

On March 17, 1943, Vice-President of the 25th National Assembly Dimitar Peshev wrote a letter of protest to Prime Minister Bogdan Filov against the deportation of the Bulgarian Jews. The letter was signed by 43 lawmakers. With the actions of Metropolitan Cyril of Plovdiv and Exarch Stefan of Sofia and the intervention of the public, nearly 50,000 Bulgarian Jews were saved from deportation.  

Several events were held in Sofia. An exhibition of documents, books, periodicals, and memories of contemporaries was unveiled at the St St Cyril and Methodius National Library. President Rumen Radev opened the exhibition, and Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov and Culture Minister Nayden Todorov attended as well. The guest of honour was renowned Israeli historian and public figure Prof Michael Bar-Zohar. 

A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Memorial Plaques to the Rescuers of Bulgarian Jews next to the St Sophia Church.

A March of Tolerance and Wisdom was organized by the Sofia City Hall and the Shalom Organization of Jews in Bulgaria.

Източник: BTA