Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Lessons from Bulgaria
Date: November 5, 2001
During WWII, not a single Jewish resident of Bulgaria was deported to a death camp. This is despite the fact that Bulgaria was allied with the Nazis. There are two distinct goals of the conference. The first is to identify the factors which served as the impetus to such extraordinary action by Bulgarians on behalf of their Jewish neighbors. The second goal is to locate lessons from the Bulgarian experience that can serve to reduce inter-group conflict and violence in the contemporary world.
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