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Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova Opens The Power of Civil Society Exhibit at W. W. Hagerty Library

On Wednesday, November 6th the Libraries unveiled a new exhibit hosted at W. W. Hagerty Library, The Power of Civil Society: The Fate of Jews in Bulgaria, which was introduced by the Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova. Ambassador Poptodorova discussed the situation in Bulgaria during the years before and after the Holocaust and the brave decisions made by some of the citizens to rescue nearly 50,000 Jews.

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Article by: Larry Milliken, Liaison Librarian for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Libraries to Host: The Power of Civil Society: the Fate of Jews in Bulgaria

In November, W. W. Hagerty Library will host an exhibition titled, “The Power of Civil Society: the Fate of Jews in Bulgaria.” This documentary exhibition features 21 posters that detail through photographs, documents and text how 50,000 Bulgarian Jews were saved from Hitler’s grasp during the Holocaust. The exhibition covers the years 1940 – 1944 and is presented by the Republic of Bulgaria’s Institute for Culture in cooperation with the Centre for Jewish Studies at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” An opening event will be announced in the coming weeks.

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