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Peshev Protest
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Protest by Bulgarian politicians in March of 1943 which led to the suspension of the deportation of Bulgarian Jews and thus to their rescue. The protest under the leadership of the deputy speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, Dimitar Peshev (1894–1973), had humanitarian as well as interest-based motivations. The operation constituted the only larger-scale intervention within a political entity during the Holocaust that resulted in the survival of the entire Jewish population of a count…

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Gabriele Nissim, “Peshev Protest”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0623>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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