King Boris III of Bulgaria has received a posthumous award for saving his country's Jews during the Holocaust by refusing to surrender the 50,000 Jews in Bulgaria to the Nazi army, despite heavy pressure from Adolph Hitler.
The award was given to his grandson, Toronto banker Hermann Leiningen. Chabad organized the award ceremony, according to the Sofia News Agency.
The award itself was presented by a group of Bulgarian Jews whose lives were saved when the king refused to deport them.
King Boris III had been honored previously by the Anti-Defamation League.