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Ruins, galleries, or churches - most of the country's Jewish temples have long forgotten Shabbat prayers
When asked about the sources of their national pride, most educated Bulgarians don't have to think too long: "The salvation of the Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust" is usually one of the top three answers.
Ironically, most Bulgarians associate the date 9 September with the 1944 Communist coup. But for Bulgaria's Jews it has an entirely different meaning: On that day 100 years ago, in Sofia, King Ferdinand attended the inauguration of Europe's largest Sephardic synagogue