There is little available information about Bulgarian Jewish partisans. It is known that Jewish partisans were active in Bulgaria – mostly young men and women and some adolescents, and in many cases, their contributions were substantial. In October of 1941, Leon Tadzher carried out one of the first partisan acts anywhere in Bulgaria, by sabotaging German fuel depots in Ruse on the Danube.
Jewish partisan Violeta Iakova set off a campaign of assassinations with her execution of an extreme right wing General, which ended with the arrest, trial and execution of another Jewish partisan, Menahem Papo, whose assassination of a German agent was a national sensation. Others Jews killed in battle who were acknowledged for their heroic acts include Mati Rubenov and Yosef Talvi.