Jewish Plovdiv, Bulgaria

An interesting article in the Jewish Week by Hilary Danailova about the unique appeal of Bulgaria’s second largest city — and second largest Jewish community — Plovdiv. The town is also home to the only other active synagogue, outside of Sofia. The article highlights Plovdiv’s Zion synagogue and its Jewish memorial, dedicated to the March 1943 events that resulted in the protection of the local Jewish community.