SOFIA (Jul. 31)
The British film based on Charles Dicken’s “Oliver Twist” was this week-end passed by a group of representatives of the Jewish community after a special private showing.
They decided that the controversial film, which had aroused a storm of protest in Germany, France, Britain and the United States, could safely be played in Bulagria, on the ground that it would not cause any anti-Semitic sentiments. They pointed to the friendly relations of Bulgarians and Jews. Before the film could be passed for public exhibition, the Bulgarian authorities invited spokesmen of the Central Consistory of Jews in Bulgaria and other Jewish organizations to attend the special exhibition of the film.
The Polish film, “The Bordering Street,” has been received here with crowded houses. The film depicts the struggle in the Warsaw Ghetto against Nazi brutality and shows the sufferings of the innocent Jewish population.