Thursday, April 15, 2010

King Boris III of Bulgaria Honored For Standing Up To Nazis

King Boris III of Bulgaria has been posthumously honored in Israel for his refusal to hand over Bulgaria’s 50,000 Jews to the Nazis during World War II. Israel National News reports as follows.

“The award was given to his grandson, Toronto banker Hermann Leiningen, and Chabad organized the award ceremony. The award itself was presented by a group of Bulgarian Jews whose lives were saved when the king refused to deport them.

King Boris III previously has been honored by the Anti-Defamation League.”

Controversy about Bulgaria’s World War II Jewish history focuses on two topics. The first is the role of Bulgaria’s Orthodox Church, who some credit as being the driving force in the rescue of Bulgaria’s Jews.

The second controversy concerns Thrace and Macedonia. Click here to read the rest of my story on

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