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Bulgarian Diplomats Abroad Mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Bulgarian Diplomats Abroad Mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BTA Photo)

Bulgarian diplomats marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day by taking part in a variety of events, as seen from publications in the Facebook pages of the Bulgarian embassies.  

Bulgarian Ambassador to Denmark Svetlan Stoev participated in an event at the Royal Danish Library in Copehagen together with Danish Culture Minister Jakob Engel-Schmidt and the ambaddadors of the United States and Sweden. Addressing the assembly, Stoev recalled the moving story of the salvation of Bulgaria’s Jews 80 years ago.

On the dramatic 1943, there was another country which managed to save almost its entire Jewish population – Denmark. This was made possible thanks to the invaluable help of neighbouring Sweden, which remained neutral during World War II and took in all nearly 7,000 Danish Jews fleeing from the terror. Their story came to life before the assembly as retold by two of the surviving Danish Jews who found salvation in Sweden in 1943, Miriam Gelfer Jorgensen and Ole Philipson.

Bulgaria’s Consult General in San Francisco, Boyko Hristov, took part in the ceremony to mark International Holocaust Remembrance day at the Holocaust Memorial.

" Every story of Holocaust survivors is powerful and heartbreaking. Such was the personal story of Mr. Paul Kester. We will always remember!", said the post of the Bulgarian diplomatic mission in Los Angeles. 

The staff at the Bulgarian embassy in Belgium published a photo with each of them holding a white sheet inscribed with "We remember". 

On November 1, 2005 the UN declared January 27 International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. On this date in 1945, the largest Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, where over 1.1 million people were killed, was liberated. The resolution calls on UN member states to pass on the lessons of the genocide to future generations so that it cannot be repeated in the future.




By 00:14 on 25.03.2023 Today`s news

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