Bulgaria

Original material

A collection of documents, files, books and video tapes relating to Jews in Bulgaria and to Bulgarian Jews in Israel, currently being assembled by an organization of Bulgarian Jews in Israel.

 

Microfilms and photocopies

Files of the Bulgarian Central Jewish Consistory (1944-1956) and the communities of Burgas (1919-1944), Dupnitsa (1918-1944), Kiustendil (1942-1983), Pazardjik (1902-1957), Pleven (1922-1960), Plovdiv (1929-1957), Russe (1875-1948), Samokov (1942-1944), Sofia (1903-2000) and Varna (1902-1956); photocopies of volumes registering Jewish families from Jambol, Kiustendil, Pazardjik and Plovdiv, compiled in the 1930’s and 1940’s and containing information dating back to the late 19th century; files from the collection of Haim Keschales, containing copies of documents on Bulgarian Jewry (1939-1954); letters from Bulgarian communities to the Chacham Bashi [Chief Rabbi] in Turkey (20th century); files from the German Foreign Office on Bulgarian Jewry (1879-1916).