Salvation, Persecution and the Holocaust in Tsarist Bulgaria (1940—1944)
Спасение, гонения и холокост в царска България (1940—1944)
Category: Bulgaria during the World War II
As part of the Bulgarian people, the Jews in the country share their history. The Jews, who have been integrated into Bulgarian society for centuries, participate in the national history together with the Bulgarians. They defend their homeland in the Liberation War and all other wars that Bulgaria is waging.
The contribution of the Jews to the economic, cultural and spiritual rise after the Liberation is significant and has received its recognition. A country with a low level of anti-Semitism, Bulgaria is a real homeland for Jews. The events between 1940 and 1944, when under the influence of Nazi ideology the Jews were persecuted, were a test for both the Jews and the Bulgarian people. The historical essays in this book are about this dramatic episode in Bulgarian history.
The book is the result of 20 years of research and is based on documents, testimonies, letters. Lea Cohen tells a fascinating story about the events, personalities and ideas of a dark era that continues to excite and raise questions in Bulgarian society today.
Table of contents
Как възприемаме холокоста днес
Узаконяване на гоненията
Цар Борис III vs евреите
Женски свидетелства (Евдокия Филова, царица Йоанна, Фани Попова-Мутафова)
Несправедливо „правосъдие“ (един частен случай — процесът срещу Леон и Рафаел Арие)
Спасението, народът и водачите
Българската православна църква в защита на евреите