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Exhibition reveals little-known piece of Holocaust history

By Gao Yinan, Kong Defang (People's Daily Online)    10:20, March 04, 2015

A visitor watches the exhibition The Power of Civil Society at Beijing Jintai Art Museum on March 2, 2015.(Photo/Gao Yinan)

The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of victory of the Anti-Fascist War. As part of Bulgarian National Day celebration, the opening ceremony of the exhibition "The power of civil society during the Holocaust: The Bulgarian story 1940-1944" was held in Beijing Jintai Art Museum on Tuesday.

About the Exhibition: The Power of Civil Society

While the Holocaust claimed the lives of six million Jews living across Europe, one country was able to shield nearly all of its Jewish citizens from deportation and death. That is the subject of a provocative exhibition at Beijing Jintai Art Museum.

During the Holocaust, 1940–1944 chronicles the courageous refusal of that country’s citizenry to comply with government plans to surrender its Jews to Germany. In fact, individuals as well as some of Bulgaria’s most powerful institutions conspired to thwart the government’s efforts to deport the 50,000 Jews living inside its borders.

On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria (March 3) and in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the end of the World War II, Bulgarian embassy in China will run the exhibition through this week.


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