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  • Translator
    Alex Tanev
  • Preface
    Daniel S. Mariaschin

The Power of Civil Society in a Time of Genocide

Proceedings of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the Rescue of the Jews in Bulgaria 1940-1944

Published by Sofia University Center for Jewish Studies / Sofia University Press in Sofia, Bulgaria .
Written in English.

About the Book

This book contains the entire archive produced by the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthdox Church and individual Bulgarian Metropolitans in the period 1940-1944 related to the "Jewish Question" and the rescue of the Jews in Bulgaria.

A PDF version of this book may be read at http://jews.archives.bg/jews/uploaded_files/The_Power_Of_Civil_Society_In_A_Time_Of_Genocide.pdf

Table of Contents

Preface
About this book
The Rescue of the Jews in Bulgaria: An Old Theme in a New Political Science Interpretation
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church: 1200 Years of Unique History and Traditions (A brief introduction)
1940
Review of Events in Bulgaria Relating to the Jewish Question during 1940 (government repressions and social resistance)
Document #1: Circular Letter #341 of the Central Jewish Consistory in relation to the Bill for the Defense of the Nation and the restrictions envisaged for the Jews in Bulgaria
Document #2: Minutes #11 of the Session of 12 November 1940 of the All-member Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the letter received from the Central Consistory of Jews regarding the plight of the Jews in the country and the forthcoming entering of a Bill for the Defense of the Nation in the National Assembly
Document #3: Excerpts from Minutes #12 of the Session of 14 November 1940 of the All-member Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on evaluating the Bill for the Defense of the Nation and assigning members to a commission to draft a statement to be presented in the National Assenlbly
Document #4: Excerpts from Minutes #13 of the Session of 15 November 1940 of the All-member Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church approving the text of the statement to be sent to the Speaker of the National Assembly concerning the Bill for the Defense of the Nation
Document #5: Excerpts from Minutes # 14 of the Session of 19 November 1940 of the All-member Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on hearing the report of the delegation that held meetings with the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the National Assembly in connection with the Bill for the Defense of the Nation
Document #6: Circular Letter #4870 of 11123/1940 of the Sofia Diocese on the Acceptance of Jews in the Arms of the Orthodox Church
1941
Review of Events in Bulgaria Relating to the Jewish Question during 1941 (government repressions and social resistance)
Document #7: Minutes #2 dated 3 April 1941 from the All-member Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church examining the issue of blessing marriages between Christians of Jewish origin and persons of Bulgarian origin, forbidden by the Law for the Defense of the Nation
Document #8: Letter #2692 dated 8 April 1941 of Neophit, Metropolitan of Vidin, Chairman Pro Tern of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Denominations regarding the church blessing of marriages between Christians and persons of Jewish origin and enforcement of the restrictive ordinances contained in the Law for the Defense of the Nation
Document #9: Excerpt from Minutes #30 dated 16 December 1941 from the All-member Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church concerning the acceptance of persons of Jewish origin in the arms of the Church, the blessing of mixed marriages, and restrictive measures, enforced by the Law for the Defense of the Nation
1942
Review of Events in Bulgaria Relating to the Jewish Question during 1942 (government repressions and social resistance)
Document #10: Excerpt from Minutes #15 dated 16 March 1942 of the Session of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church regarding the recognition of marriages between Bulgarians and Jews, performed after 25 January 1941
Document #11: Excerpt from minutes #42 dated 15 September 1942 of the Session of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church regarding the alleviation of the deplorable status of Christians of Jewish origin imposed by the Law for the Defense of the Nation
Document #12: Letter #10012 dated 22 October 1942 of the Chairman Pro Tern of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Neophit, Metropolitan of Vidin, to the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Denominations regarding the protection of the human rights of Christians of Jewish origin
Document #13: Excerpt from Minutes #24 dated 10 December 1942 of the Session of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church regarding the repeal of the ordinances affecting Christians of Jewish origin contained in the Law for the Defense of the Nation
Document #14: Letter # 12733 dated 26 December 1942 of the Chairman Pro Tern of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Neophit, Metropolitan of Vidin, to the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Denominations regarding the repeal of the restrictive measures, imposed by the Law for the Defense of the Nation upon Christians of Jewish origin
1943
Review of Events in Bulgaria Relating to the Jewish Question during 1943 (government repressions and social resistance)
Document #15: Excerpt from Minutes #20 dated 16 March 1943 of the Session of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church regarding attempts of the Government to deport the Jews from the cities of Plovdiv, Doupnitza and Kyustedil
Document #16: Letter# 2975 dated 22 March 1943 of the Chairman Pro Tern of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Neophit, Metropolitan of Vidin, to the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Denominations against governmental measures for deporting Jews and sending them to concentration camps
Document #17: Minutes #4 dated 2 April 1943 of the Extraordinary All-member Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church expressing opposition against government attempts to deport Jews from several Bulgarian cities
Document #18: Statement #3562 of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Adopted at the All-member Meeting of 4 April 1943 to the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Denominations in opposition to the racist character of the Law for the Defense of the Nation
Document #19: Excerpt from Minutes #19 dated 27 May 1943 from the Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Reduced Attendance on the events that occurred in May 1943 and the meeting of Metropolitan Stefan with Jews from Sofia
Document #20: Excerpt from Minutes #20 dated 28 May 1943 from the Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Reduced Attendance on the government decision not to recognize birth certificates of newly-baptized Jews
Document #21: Statement of Neophit, Metropolitan of Vidin, Chairman Pro Tern of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Addressed to the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Denominations on the interdiction to baptize Jews imposed by the Government on the Church
Document #22: Minutes #6 dated 22 June 1943 of the All-member Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church regarding the meeting of members of the Holy Synod with King Boris III, and Prime Minister Bogdan Filov, held on 4 April 1943 in the Vrana Palace pertaining to moderation in the enforcement of the Law for the Defense of the Nation
Document #23: Minutes #7 dated 24 June 1943 of the All-member Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church regarding developments in the Jewish question after demonstrations on 24 May 1943 in Sofia, the internment of Sofia Jews in the province, and the issue of converting Jews
Document #24: Minutes #8 dated 25 June 1943 of the All-member Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the condition of Jews after their resettlement in the country
Document #25: Excerpts from Minutes #9 dated 29 June 1943 of the All-member Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the conversion of Jews to Christianity, and the distribution of anonymous leaflets against Stefan, Metropolitan of Sofia
1944
Document #26: Memoirs of Stefan, Metropolitan of Sofia, Exarch of the Bulgarian Church, Written in Communist Exile "Part of my memories about the Jewish question in Bulgaria - the persecution, written in the village of Banya, Karlovo district, 17 0ctober 1950"
Review of Events in Bulgaria Relating to the Jewish Question during 1944 (government repressions and social resistance)
Notes
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The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Dimensions 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
Weight 12.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL26207066M

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