Law for Protection of the Nation
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The Law for protection of the nation (Bulgarian: Закон за защита на нацията — ЗЗН) was a Bulgarian law, effective from 23 January 1941 to 27 November 1944, which directed measures against Jews and others. This law was passed along the example of the Nuremberg Laws in Nazi Germany.
The law ordered measures for:
- Changes in the names of Jews
- Rules about their place of residence
- Confiscation of their possessions
- Their exclusion from the public service
- Prohibition of economic and professional activity
Citizens of Jewish origin were also banned from public areas, restricted economically, and marriages between Jews were prohibited.
This law suppressed all Freemasonry lodges and all other secret organizations.
- "България само администрираше „новите земи“" (in Bulgarian). Демокрация. 2007-07-19. Retrieved 2007-03-28.