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Who gets the credit?

Who deserves the credit for the survival of the majority of Bulgarian Jews?  Over time various political interests have championed their favorite heroes. In his book, The Stolen Narrative of the Bulgarian Jews and the Holocaust, documentary filmmaker Jacky Comforty with Michigan writer Martha Aladjem Bloomfield explore the story ​​interviewing historians, political scientists, military analysts and other experts to develop an unvarnished picture of Bulgarian actions during the war. 

Read a full book review in The Detroit Jewish News.

Photo: Jacky Comforty interviewed Ikonom Boris Kharalampiev in Pazardjik in summer 1990 who helped stop the deportations of the Jews of his hometown. Photo courtesy of The Comforty Collection.

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– Ikomom Boris Kharalampiev

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