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Neither Todor Zhivkov, nor Tsar Boris III is the saviour of Bulgarian Jews

20 November 2014 / 14:11:31  GRReporter
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     It has found a place during the annual celebration that is attended by representatives of Jewish organizations worldwide. However, I think that there is no significant focus on it from another point of view, namely that it happens at present. I do not mean Jews, you know that, over the past decades, neither wars have stopped nor the destruction of people in Africa, Asia and even here, very close to us, in Srebrenica and this is only because of a different religion or ethnicity. The world does not seem to have drawn a lesson.
     Which topics of this field must be present in the public and media debate in Bulgaria in your opinion?
     I think the issue of the Holocaust should be finally clarified and the awareness of things associated with the fate of the Jews of Vardar Macedonia, Thrace and Pirot should be finally raised. On the other hand, I do not understand how it is possible to sell anti-Semitic and xenophobic books, including Hitler’s "Mein Kampf" in "Slaveykov" square, about which I had asked former Prime Minister Oresharski. Yes, the book should be studied, but there are libraries and universities and this cannot happen in Germany today, for example. Most importantly, the Holocaust must never be repeated because somehow, the speech of hate is intensifying, not only in Bulgaria, and the next step is not very far off. We should not allow it, and we, in the Balkans, have suffered too much pain to let hate be stronger than humanity.

Tags: Salvation of Bulgarian JewsDeportation of Jews from Thrace and Macedoniathe Holocaustthe Holocaust Museum in SkopjeZelma Almaleh
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