Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bulgarian Church May Earn Nobel Peace Prize; Saved Some 1500 Jews during Nazi Holocaust

A campaign has been started to award the Nobel Peace Prize to a Bulgarian church for its work protecting Jews during the Holocaust in the early 1940s, the Christian Headlines website reports today (March 14, 2017).

At that time, when many people -- including many religious people -- were simply going along with Nazi orders targeting Jews, the Bulgarian Orthodox Christian Church took a courageous stand.

Members of Bulgaria's church saved some 1,500 Jews from being taken to concentration camps during World War II, when the Bulgarian government was a close ally of Nazi Germany.

For this heroism, Bulgarian-Israeli lawyer Moshe Aloni has begun a campaign to nominate the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

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