[MGSA-L] International Committee for Bulgarian Holocaust-Era Truth meeting

June Samaras june.samaras at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 16:23:41 PST 2011

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From: Damian Mac Con Uladh <damomac at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 01:59:22 -0800 (PST)
Subject: International Committee for Bulgarian Holocaust-Era Truth meeting

An address on the continued erroneous honesty of the Bulgarian
government and its interaction with Jews during the era of the
Holocaust, will take place on March 1, 2011 at 7pm, (exactly 70 years
to-the-day, of the pact uniting Bulgaria with Germany as Axis
partners, March 1, 1941). The program will be held at The Sephardic
Temple (775 Branch Blvd. Cedarhurst, NY 11516), before an audience of
community members, activists, scholars and Holocaust survivors. Media
and members of the press are encouraged to participate in a pre-event
press conference which will take place at 6pm. The Hon. Radoslav
Totchev, Consul General of the Consulate General of Bulgaria in New
York City is among the list of invitees.

On this day, a Special Report will be released to the public by
Sephardic historian, author and independent scholar, Shelomo Alfassa,
who has documented how during WWII, the Bulgarian government was
complicit in the dispossession, torture and murder of thousands of
Jews-and-how the Bulgarian government continues to whitewash this

While it is frequently retold that the Bulgarian government elected
not to deport some 50,000 Jews from Bulgaria to German death camps in
Poland-what is generally not revealed, is that Bulgaria was directly
complicit in the murder of some 13,000 other Jews from their lands of
Bulgarian Thrace and Macedonia-mostly, Judeo-Spanish speaking Jews of
Greek and Ottoman-Turkish descent.

Mr. Alfassa said, "The Bulgarian government continues to pompously
promote the fact that they "saved" (did not deport) one group of Jews
(50,000), while not disclosing the fact they indeed deported another
group of Jews (13,000). The latter group was sent to their deaths at
Treblinka, a subject which is historically well documented."

The March 1, 2011 event will launch a campaign, which will be
subsequently followed by a Northeast Regional Colloquium, that will be
convened to discuss remedies to the Republic of Bulgaria's continued
historic whitewashing of their direct role in the murder of some
13,000 Jews. The colloquium, expected to be held in June 2011, will be
entitled, "Ending 70 Years of Whitewashing and Inaccuracies: the
Bulgarian Government and its Treatment of Jews During the Holocaust."

Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos, President of the Association of Friends
of Greek Jewry said, "These 13,000 Jews, which have been too often
overlooked by history, suffered horrible deaths with the direct
participation and knowledge of the Bulgarian government in their
alliance and volunteer partnership with the Nazis-it is time for
Bulgaria to set the record straight."

There is no charge for this program, sponsored by the International
Committee for Bulgarian Holocaust-Era Truth, in cooperation with the
Association of Friends of Greek Jewry, National Association of Jewish
Child Holocaust Survivors, Kahal Kedosha Janina, The Sephardic Temple
and the International Sephardic Leadership Council.

March 1, 2011 - Press conference at 6pm sharp - Public event 7pm

* For more information visit http://www.alfassa.com/bulgaria.html or
call (646) 470-3499


June Samaras
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Tel : 905-542-1877
E-mail : june.samaras at gmail.com

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