Rubin Dimitrov was a baker whose bakery was in the Jewish neighborhood. He was very helpful to his Jewish neighbor. He bought medicines for the neighbor when the neighbor was interned to
a labor camp and Dimitrov was arrested, beaten up by the police, and accused of being a “Jew lover” for smuggling these medicines to the neighbor. When the police attacked the Jewish demonstrators after the antideportation demonstration, he realized he could help in other ways:
“During the riots of May 24, I saw Jews running from the police. One couldn’t sit idly by, arms crossed, doing nothing.