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The Optimists (2001)

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A recounting of the rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust by their friends and neighbors.


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A recounting of the rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust by their friends and neighbors.

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21 October 2005 (USA)  »

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The Story of the Rescue of the Jews of Bulgaria  »

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Bishop Boris Kharalampiev: Everyone is entitled to his own faith. No one should violate the intimate, spiritual life of another. That's how I think now, that's how I have thought in the past, and if I live any longer, that's how I'll think then.
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Nobody was a hero, but a heroic mentality.
30 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

An exciting history about the rescue of the Bulgarian jews. And nobody was a hero, but a heroic mentality from ordinary people. It is hard to imagine that the savers of the Bulgarian Jews are their 'enemies': the orthodox church. But every church deserves its people and on the contrary.

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