D.C. street named for man who saved Bulgaria’s Jews during the Holocaust

On November 12, 2013, the street in front of the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington DC was renamed for Dimitar Peshev, who spearheaded efforts to halt the deportation of some 50,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Click here to read more.

The Bulgarian Center has hosted numerous exhibits and film screenings related to the country’s saving of its Jews. We recommend the following:

“Beyond Hitler’s Grasp” by Michael Bar-Zohar. Click here to buy.


“The Optimists” – a DVD documentary by director Jacky Comforty. Click here to buy.