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

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Adams Media Corporation, 2001 - History - 298 pages
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As the world moved towards WWII, King Boris III of Bulgaria strove to stay neutral. But by 1939, Bulgaria was an unwitting ally of Germany forced to follow Nazi dictates, including the deportation and execution of all 50,000 of it Jewish population. Beyond Hitler's grasp is the dramatic true account of the Bulgarians conspiracy to outwit the Germans - and keep every one of Bulgaria's Jews from ever being deported. This monumental work actually reads like a 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

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About the author (2001)

Michael Bar-Zohar is a writer and public speaker, a former member of the Knesset, and envoy to the Council of Europe. One of Israel's foremost experts on espionage, he was an advisor to General Moshe Dayan, Dr. Bar-Zohar and has served as a professor at Haifa University in Israel and at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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