Beyond Hitler's Grasp: The Heroic Rescue of Bulgaria's Jews
As the world moved toward World War II, King Boris III of Bulgaria strove to stay neutral. But by the time war broke out in Europe, Bulgaria found itself unwittingly aligned with Germany, and was forced to follow all Nazi dictates, including the deportation and execution of all 50,000 of its Jews.
Beyond Hitler's Grasp is the dramatic true account of the Bulgarian conspiracy to outwit the Germans -- and keep every one of Bulgaria's Jews from ever being deported. This monumental nonfiction work, now available in trade paperback, actually reads like an international thriller, involving beautiful spies, the Church, a secret mole, and a compassionate king committed to his countrymen.
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BEYOND HITLERS GRASPUser Review - Book Verdict
Much of what has been written about how, and why, no Bulgarian Jews were deported to the death camps during the Holocaust has been polemical, with official Communist histories stressing the influence of the party while others glorify King Boris III. Bar Zohar (Bitter Scent, LJ 11/15/96), a former Knesset member and the official biographer of David Ben Gurion, correctly shows that it was a confluence of factors: outspoken profascist Parliament members, the Orthodox Church leadership, an opportunistic (and irredentist) King Boris, and the Bulgarian people, who resisted the efforts of several fanatic leaders who wanted to deport the Jews to certain death. Although Bar Zohar is clearly proud of Bulgaria's record, he does not absolve the king completely. Mixing history, intrigue, and suspense, this accessible and well-researched book should appeal to both general and specialized readers, although it does not completely replace Frederick B. Chary's more scholarly The Bulgarian Jews and the Final Solution, 1940-1944 (LJ 2/1/73), with which it differs on several points.--John A. Drobnicki, York Coll. Lib., CUNY
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An adequate account of the rescue of Bulgaria's Jewish population during WWII.
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