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DC Council mulls bid to honor Bulgarian lawmaker

Tuesday - 5/28/2013, 2:50pm  ET

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The D.C. Council is hearing testimony about a request to name a street intersection for a Bulgarian man credited with helping save the country's Jewish population during the Holocaust.

The request seeks to honor Dimitar Peshev, a World War II-era Bulgarian legislator.

Neil Glick, a local history buff and real estate agent who is supporting the honor, said the street honor is a way to recognize a man who stood up in the face of evil.

Peter Black, a senior historian, from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum testified that the museum doesn't have a position on recognizing Peshev, but that it was mass protests that ultimately succeeded in halting the planned deportations.

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