Beyond Hitler's Grasp: The Heroic Rescue of Bulgaria's Jews

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Adams Media Corporation, Jul 4, 2001 - History - 298 pages
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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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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 ... Read full review

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An adequate account of the rescue of Bulgaria's Jewish population during WWII. Read full review

About the author (2001)

DR. MICHAEL BAR-ZOHAR is the biographer of David Ben-Gurion and Shimon Peres, and the author of several books about the Israeli secret services. He is a former member of the Knesset, and an adjunct professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
EITAN HABER, a former military reporter and commentator, was Chief of Staff of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin until his assassination. He wrote several best-selling books on espionage and covert operations, and is today one of the main contributors to Yedioth Aharonoth, Israel's leading daily newspaper.

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