Situation of Jews in Bulgaria

The 5,000 member Jewish community in Bulgaria remnants of a community once numbering hundred of thousands experiences some “private and personal” anti-Semitism but nothing on the official level, Prof. Israel Salvator, 72-year-old chairman of the community, told Israelis of Bulgarian origin.

Salvator met with many former Bulgarian Jews in Jaffa, where thousands have taken up residence. He said the mainly elderly Jews left in Bulgaria were carefully and correctly treated by the government. Of the 250 members of the Bulgarian parliament, six are Jews.

Salvator come to Israel to attend the recent meeting of the World Jewish Congress as an observer. He teaches the history of medicine at Sofia University.

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