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Commenting article: NGO: Bulgaria Must Take Responsibility for Thracian, Macedonian Jews' Deportation

The Bulgarian government must assume the moral responsibility for the Nazi death camp deportation of ethnic Jews from the regions of Thrace and Macedonia regardless of the fact that Bulgaria saved its almost 50 000 Jews, according to Shalom, the major NGO of Jews in Bulgaria.

As in March 2013, Bulgaria and Israel are preparing to mark the 70th anniversary since the rescue of the 50 000 Jews with Bulgarian citizenship who were not deported to Nazi death camps in 1943 regardless of the fact that Bulgaria was allied to Nazi Germany, Shalom published a statement Thursday on the fate of the some 11 000 Jews from the Balkan territories under Bulgarian administration during World War II.

"The deporting of the Jews from Aegean Thrace, Vardar Macedonia, and the town of Pirot during World War II is a historical fact that cannot be rejected. We, the Bulgarian Jews, mourn the innocent victims, and honor their memory," states the Organization of Bulgarian Jews "Shalom".

Yane - 14 Feb 2013 // 20:21:28

This makes the NGO look bad, as for the local population, it's in two other states, Republic of Macedonia & Greece. How about demanding from them, and what about the main player, GERMANY? This demand from the NGO is just...they should go back and re-write so to be taken seriously, if they care about the FULL history of their lost brethren? It's a shame that this is what they managed to come up with...

Uchak - 15 Feb 2013 // 12:24:01

and bulgarian jews must share moral responsibility for 500 years of collaboration with ottoman turkish oppressors'jews did 0 to help bulgaria become free

marcel - 15 Feb 2013 // 15:13:29

It doesn’t matter what is the story and what is the outcome, if Jews or Israelis are the main issue in the story it will always end with the jew down, harassed and insulted. This is the story of the Jewish people and they have to thank to people like Mr. Uchak for developing as they did as a people and as individuals.

Zag - 18 Sep 2013 // 20:18:27

Another startling example of why people do not want this tribe in their counties - this is how they repay you for being nice and tolerant with them.

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