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Dr. Joseph Benatov: How the Bulgarian Jews Survived the Holocaust (Zoom Only)
April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program Fee: Free
In partnership with JFCS Holocaust Center and Contra Costa Holocaust Memorial
In 1943, Bulgaria complied with German demands and deported nearly 11,400 Jews from occupied territories in northern Greece and Yugoslavia (Macedonia). At the same time, Bulgaria successfully resisted German pressures to deport the 50,000 Jews living in Bulgaria. Dr. Benatov will offer an overview of these historical events, focusing on conflicting opinions about the role played by King Boris III, church officials, and politicians in the rescue of Bulgaria’s Jews. He will also discuss the debate over how this historical moment should be interpreted, remembered, and commemorated.
Sunday, April 16 @ 3–4:30pm