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Crown of thorns

Author: Stéphane Groueff
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Madison Books, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of King Boris III based on previously unpublished documents, private correspondence, and interviews with surviving members of the royal family. Describes his diplomatic maneuvers between Germany and the USSR, despite Bulgaria's economic dependence on Germany. Ch. 21 (pp. 316-331), "The Jewish Dilemma", deals with the German attempt to deport the Jews of Bulgaria during the Second World War. Under German  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Groueff, Stéphane.
Crown of thorns.
Lanham, MD : Madison Books, ©1987
(OCoLC)572218835
Named Person: Boris, Czar of Bulgaria; Boris, Czar of Bulgaria.; Boris, Czar of Bulgaria
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stéphane Groueff
ISBN: 0819157783 9780819157782
OCLC Number: 15790421
Notes: Subtitle on spine: The reign of King Boris III of Bulgaria, 1918-1943.
Description: xvi, 411 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Defeat and despair --
Childhood and youth --
The ephemeral "Radomir Republic" --
The abdication --
The debut of the lonely king --
The Stambolisky regime --
The coup d'etat --
The September uprising --
The Macedonian drama and the IMRO --
The bombing of Sveta-Nedelia Cathedral --
A period of reprisals --True democracy --
The royal romance --
The bloc years --
The 1934 coup --
The king takes the reins --The non-party regime --
Pressure from all sides --The tripartite pact --
A non-belligerent ally --
The Jewish dilemma --
Communist subversion --
Meetings with Hitler, feelers to the allies --
The mysterious death.
Responsibility: Stephane Groueff.

Abstract:

A biography of King Boris III based on previously unpublished documents, private correspondence, and interviews with surviving members of the royal family. Describes his diplomatic maneuvers between Germany and the USSR, despite Bulgaria's economic dependence on Germany. Ch. 21 (pp. 316-331), "The Jewish Dilemma", deals with the German attempt to deport the Jews of Bulgaria during the Second World War. Under German pressure, King Boris, while personally opposed to antisemitism, accepted the law of 1941 depriving the Jews of their political rights and imposing quotas and taxes, and the deportation of Jews from Thrace and Macedonia. However, he was determined to prevent deportation of the Jews of old Bulgaria as advocated by Aleksandar Belev, the official in charge of Jewish affairs, and some right-wing groups. Boris did not reject German demands outright but sent the Jews to the provinces where they survived the war.

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