From The Sofia Globe >> Europe does not know what Bulgaria did to save Bulgarian Jews from Holocaust death camps, Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev said in Paris on January 28 2013.
In the French capital, Plevneliev held meetings with France’s president Francois Hollande, Plevneliev’s compatriot Unesco head Irina Bokova and visited the Holocaust Memorial.
In 2013, Bulgaria, along with Israel, marks the 70th anniversary of the actions of Bulgarian Orthodox Church leaders, civil society and political figures to prevent the deportation of Bulgarian Jews to death camps.
Speaking to journalists in Paris, Plevneliev said that the rescue of Bulgarian Jews during World War 2 was a “unique feat by the Bulgarian people and a true expression of Bulgarian civil society. My greatest ambition is to show it in a dignified way to the world,” Plevneliev said.
He said that international recognition of this unique achievement would depend on how Bulgaria could show history as it was 70 years ago, “without equivocation and half-truths, and history as it was”.
Plevneliev expressed regret that for 70 years, Bulgaria had not shown clearly the evidence for the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews and the documents related to this.
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