This is where Bulgaria ends and Big Wide World begins. Located at the
country's southeastern tip, on the shore of a river, this village used
to be cut off from both the world and Bulgaria itself during 50 years of
Communism. It was declared a "border zone" and anyone trying to
trespass would be shot.
70 years ago, on 10 March 1943, Bulgaria's pro-Nazi government decided to defy Berlin and halt the deportation of Bulgaria's 50.000 Jews. This was down to the actions of one man - Dimitar Peshev. Just two years later he faced Communist justice and found himself on trial for his life. His niece Kaluda Kiradjieva remembers