How the Bulgarian Jews Survived the Holocaust

 
When:
September 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2017-09-27T19:00:00-04:00
2017-09-27T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
The Gershman Y
401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
USA
Cost:
$12
Contact:
The Gershman Y
215-545-4400

In 1943, Bulgaria complied with German demands and deported nearly 11,400 Jews from occupied territories, but simultaneously resisted German pressures to deport the other 50,000 Jews living in Bulgaria. In this lecture, Dr. Joseph Benatov will offer an overview of the facts surrounding these historical events, focusing on the conflicting opinions about the role played by King Boris III, church officials, and politicians, as well as discuss the international debate over the way in which this historical moment should be interpreted, remembered, and commemorated.