Bulgaria

  • Bulgarian Jewish Community Population Dwindling Because They Are Free to Emigrate

    The Bulgarian Jewish community which numbered 7,000 ten years ago has dwindled to 5,000 and will probably stay at that figure since Jews are free to emigrate and all those who wanted to leave have already done so, according to Itzhak Mosskuna, the 67-year-old president of the Jewish community in Sofia. Mosskuna discussed the stagnation… More ▸

  • UN Unit Gives Wizo Consultative Status Despite Libya, Soviet, Bulgarian Opposition

    The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations voted yesterday to give the Women’s International Zionist Organization (Wizo) special status along with a number of other organizations having a consultative relationship with the UN Economic and Social Council. The status for Wizo was voted by Tanzania, United States, United Kingdom and Uruguay against the objections of Libya, the… More ▸

  • Israel Rebukes Bulgarian Minister for Political Attack at Unctad Session

    The Bulgarian Minister for Foreign Trade was taken to task by Israel today for injecting a political reference to the Middle East into the deliberations of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Ambassador Michael Comay, working chairman of the Israeli delegation here, pointed out that the purpose of the conference was to… More ▸

  • Bulgarian Writers Honor Jewish Author in Sofia on His 60th Birthday

    Leading Bulgarian authors honored a prominent Jewish writer in that country, Chaim Benadov, celebrating his 60th birthday, according to a dispatch from Sofia received here today. The occasion was marked by a literary evening under the chairmanship of Angle Teodorv. a noted Bulgarian author. The event had been sponsored jointly by the Bulgarian Writers Union… More ▸

  • Jewish Community in Bulgaria Publishes Yearbook with Much Data

    The Cultural and Educational As Faith of Jews in Bulgaria has published a yearbook, a large volume containing considerable material on Bulgarian Jewry, in addition to the usual calendar material. Entitled “Godishnik,” the yearbook carries an introduction written by Dr. Yossef Ostrukov, the association chairman. The preface was prepared by Prof. Jacques Nathan, a Jewish… More ▸

  • Bulgaria Honors Three Jewish Personalities in the Performing Arts

    Three Jewish personalities in the performing arts were among the list of Bulgarian citizens honored today by the Presidium of the National Assembly which conferred various orders and decorations. The Jews honored included Dora Gabai, a noted poetess; Matti Pincas, a famous actress and singer with the Sofia Opera Company; and Nioma Belagorski, a prominent… More ▸

  • Bulgarian Government Honors Central Jewish Representative Body

    The Jewish Cultural and Educational Association, the central representative body of Bulgarian Jewry, was today honored by the Bulgarian Government for its efforts for peace. The citation states that the award was given for the educational activity for peace conducted by the Jewish body since its inception. More ▸