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The Optimists: The Story of the Rescue of the Jews From Bulgaria

  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2005
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 21 min.
  • Genres: History, Military & War, Race & Ethnicity, Social History
  • Director:Jacky Comforty


While the anti-Semitic poison of the Third Reich spread through much of Europe as Nazi forces took hold during World War II, there were a few pockets of resistance, and one of the most remarkable (and least-known) stories concerns the people of Bulgaria, one of the only Nazi-occupied countries where the majority of the Jewish population lived to see the end of the war. The Optimists is a documentary that explains how 50,000 Bulgarian Jews were saved from the Nazi death camps by underground resistance...more

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