All Jews in Bulgaria Ordered to Prepare for Expulsion
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All Jews in Bulgaria Ordered to Prepare for Expulsion

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All Jewish communities in Bulgaria have been ordered to prepare for “evacuation” from the country, the Bulgarian Minister of the Interior declared in an interview with representatives of the foreign press, published today in the Swedish newspapers.

Bulgaria, the Minister said, is now solving the Jewish problem along the same lines as Germany, but is using “considerably milder” methods. It is not known as yet to where the Jews of Bulgaria will be deported, but all of them will have to leave the country.

The Bulgarian Minister explained that half-Jews will be treated as Jews. Exceptions will be made for holders of medals awarded for bravery. He added that according to the latest census, thirty per cent of the Jewish marriages which have taken place in Bulgaria since 1940 were mixed marriages.

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