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  • Appeals Made for Bulgarian Jew Sentenced to Death for Spying

    Humanitarian organizations and friends of Heinrich Nathan Speter are working against time to try to save the life of the 53-year-old Bulgarian Jewish economist and former United Nations employe who was sentenced to death by a firing squad in Sofia for allegedly spying for an unnamed country. Reports from the Bulgarian capital said an appeal… More ▸

  • Bulgarian Jews, Rescuers, Memorialized

    The recent opening in Sofia of a permanent exposition entitled, “The Rescue of Bulgarian Jews–1941-44,” paid tribute to Bulgarians who tried to save Jews from the Nazis. Ten Jewish Freedom Fighters “who fell in the struggle against Nazism” were commemorated on the 29th anniversary of their death by the town of Stanke Dimitroy The “Order… More ▸

  • Bulgaria Honors Three Jews

    The Bulgarian government has decided to honor three members of the Jewish community for their “fight against Fascism” during World War II. Receiving medals for their resistance work in Varna, Bulgaria’s third largest city, were Avram Leon Sevilia, Albert Missimov Efraimov, and Mrs. Marie Stoyanova-Levy. At the same time, a meeting was held dedicated to… More ▸

  • Demonstration at Bulgarian Mission

    Representatives of major Jewish organizations in the New York area demonstrated last night for almost three hours outside the Bulgarian Mission to the United Nations where top level Soviet officials were meeting at an official reception. The Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry coordinated the demonstration. Other organizations represented on the picket line included… More ▸

  • Bulgarian Jew Gets Government Award

    The Bulgarian Council of State has awarded Haim Loise Salomonov, a Jew, the order of “Ninth September 1944” for his “outstanding performance in socialist competition,” government sources announced today. The order is awarded to Bulgarian workers who distinguish themselves in work for the national economy. Salomonov, a resident of Yasna Poliana, a village in the… More ▸

  • Mapam Women to Participate in a Meeting in Bulgaria

    The Women’s Section of Mapam has been invited to participate in the congress of the International Democratic Women’s Organization, a Communist-sponsored group, which opens April 30 in Varna, Bulgaria. Although the invitation was unexpected, the Mapam women will send two delegates with full voting power, it was announced today. Mapam’s political secretary, Naftali Feder, said… More ▸

  • 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 ▸