Boyan Atanassov

Bulgarian Diplomat in Paris, France, 1940

Boyan Atanassov was serving as a consul at the Bulgarian embassy in Paris in 1940. He saved scores of. Jewish people, many of whom were Bulgarian Jews trapped in France after the Nazi occupation. He issued Bulgarian passports and visas and arranged transport for these people through Germany to a safe refuge in Bulgaria. He did this without authorization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sofia.