Dimitar Peshev, D.C. Holocaust street honor
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.
The request comes from a local history buff who wants to draw attention to Peshev and from the Bulgarian Embassy.
But the bid stirred some conflict when the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum sent the embassy a letter that accused the country of not accurately accounting for its history during the Holocaust.
A museum historian is signed up to speak at Tuesday's hearing, along with Neil Glick, a real estate agent who is leading the request.