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The Bulgarian Jews and the final solution, 1940–1944

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Call Number949.7702 C48b
Dates1972; ©1972
Statement of Responsibility[by] Frederick B. Chary.
Creators & ContributorsChary, Frederick B. (author)
SummaryVirtually all of Bulgaria's Jewish citizens escaped the horrors of the Polish death camps and survived either to migrate to Israel or to remain in their homeland. Frederick Chary relates the history of the Bulgarian government's policy toward the Jews and how the determination and moral courage of a small country could successfully thwart the Final Solution.

Dr. Chary uses the German diplomatic papers captured at the end of the war, published and unpublished Bulgarian sources, archives in Bulgaria and Israel, as well as personal interviews with survivors and former diplomats and officials to reveal intensely dramatic and moving stories-the still mysterious death of King Boris, the intrigues by which Bulgaria stalled deportation, the expulsion of Jews from the new territories, and examples of guilt, appeasement, and courage. —Book jacket
Contents
  1. Bulgaria, Germany, and the Jews
  2. AntiSemitic legislation in Bulgaria
  3. Preparation for deportation
  4. Deportation from the New Territories
  5. The Failure of the deportations from Bulgaria
  6. Conclusions
Appendix I: Jewish consistories in Bulgaria
Appendix II: The Dannecker-Belev Agreement
Appendix III: Warrant No. 127 of the council of ministers and related documents
Appendix IV: Signatories of the Subranie Protest of March 17 1943
Appendix V: Bulgarian cabinets from October 23, 1939 to September 9, 1944

Abbreviations Used in Text
Bibliographical Essay
Index
Physical Description xiv, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
Publisher[Pittsburgh] : University of Pittsburgh Press
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references
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RecognitionGifted in 2012 by Stuart Michelson

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