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  • 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 ▸

  • Bulgaria Hails Opening of Air Link Between Sofia and Israel

    The inauguration of Bulgarian-Israeli tourist traffic through facilities of El Al Israel Airlines was celebrated here tonight at a banquet arranged by Bulgarian authorities for a delegation of 100 guests brought on El Al’s first flight to Bulgaria. Israel Ambassador Zvi Avron, and Bulgarian Government representatives, spoke at the banquet, hailing the new link in… More ▸

  • Five Jews Listed As Candidates for Government Awards in Bulgaria

    Four Jewish names have been included in the list of candidates for the Dimitrov Prizes, the annual awards given for achievement in science, literature and the arts by the Bulgarian Government, it was reported here today from Sofia. The Jews named as candidates were: Professor Azaria Polikarov, in sociology; Dina Schniderman, a celebrated violinist; Numa… More ▸

  • Jewish Publication in Bulgaria Celebrates Thirtieth Anniversary

    The Jewish newspaper in Sofia, Bulgaria–Yevreiski Vesty (Jewish News)–celebrated its 30th anniversary last night, according to a dispatch received here today from the Bulgarian capital. A gala event at the Jewish Cultural Club of Sofia was addressed on the occasion by the newspaper’s editor, Israel Meyer. More ▸

  • Bulgaria Gives High Awards to Jewish Woman Physician and Violinist

    The Bulgarian government has awarded a Jewish woman physician its highest order of achievement in medicine and social welfare, and has given a Jewish violinist a gold medal for the arts, according to reports received here today. Dr. Stella Ostrukova, one of Bulgaria’s foremost experts on child welfare and a prominent pediatrician, was honored for… More ▸

  • Bulgaria Observes Anniversary of Resistance to Deportation of Jews

    The 20th anniversary of a demonstration conducted in 1943 against the Nazis’ order for the deportation of the Bulgarian Jews, described as “another instance of Jewish resistance, almost forgotten,” was observed in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, according to dispatches received here today. The observance recalled Jewish and Bulgarian reactions to the Nazi deportation order of… More ▸

  • Bulgaria Agrees to Pay $195,000 to Israel for Shot Down El Al Plane

    Protracted negotiations over the question of compensation for the 22 Israelis who died in the crash of an El Al plane which was shot down by the Bulgarian Air Force in 1955, have been concluded with the signing of an agreement providing for the payment to Israel by Bulgaria of a total of $195,000, it… More ▸

  • Bulgaria Ready to Pay Damages to Families Killed in Downed Plane

    The Israeli and Bulgarian Governments have reached an understanding on payments by the East European country of damages to families of victims of the shooting down in 1955 of an El Al airliner over Bulgaria with a loss of 58 lives, official sources reported today. These sources said a final agreement on the lengthy and… More ▸