The memorial plaques honoring the saviors of the Bulgarian Jews are situated adjacent to the “Sveta Sofia” Church in Sofia. These plaques replicate those installed in the Bulgarian Forest in Jerusalem. They serve as a token of appreciation from the Jewish community to Bulgaria for rescuing nearly 50,000 Jews from deportation in 1943.
The three plaques commemorate King Boris III and Queen Joanna, Metropolitan Stefan, and the Deputy Speaker of the 45th National Assembly, Dimitar Peshev. These individuals played crucial roles in preventing the deportation of Bulgarian Jews during a pivotal period in history.