Greek-Jewish group demands UN recognise Bulgaria’s role in slaughter
A Greek-Jewish umbrella group has requested that the United Nations note Bulgaria’s role in slaughtering Greek Jews while also commemorating the country’s rescue of its own Bulgarian Jews during World War 2.
“Bulgarians saved their country’s Jews in exchange for the Jews of the other territories under their control,” said a letter sent from the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece to the U.N. Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organisations. “In the name of the historical memory of our brothers, victims of the Bulgarian atrocities in our country during the Holocaust, we ask you to include this small and ‘untold’ part of history in your briefing.”
Bulgarian occupiers of northeastern Greece handed over about 4000 Greek Jews to the Nazis for extermination.
The Bulgarian government of the time, under the leadership of King Boris, did not send any of its Jewish population to the death camps. (via The Sofia Echo)