9 March 2013, 03:47

Bulgaria has apologized for the deportation of Jews

Bulgaria has apologized for the deportation of Jews

Bulgaria has apologized for taking part in the deportation of more than 11,000 Jews from Greece and from what is now Macedonia during World War II.

This was stated in a declaration which was unanimously adopted by the Bulgarian Parliament on Friday.

In the document lawmakers condemn the criminal acts, undertaken under Hitler’s command and express regret that the local Bulgarian administration was not able to prevent them.

The Jews who were deported from Bulgaria were taken to the Treblinka Concentration Camp in Poland and killed.

Jews with Bulgarian passports expect the same fate in '43, but due to the onslaught of many politicians, community leaders, churches and citizens of these people were saved.

In total 48,000 Jews were supposed to have been deported from Bulgaria.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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