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Jewish Resistance in World War II Bulgaria:
An Introduction and Reference Materials

By Michael L. Hoffman


Michael L. Hoffman, Ph.D., currently residing in Sofia, Bulgaria has graciously made his article about the Jewish Bulgarian Partisans available to all. In addition to being of general historical interest, it is also of genealogical interest as it includes a list of 272 Jewish Bulgarian Partisans. There is also a large bibliography on the Bulgarian resistance with both English and annotated Bulgarian sources.

The entire article can be downloaded by clicking here.


This database consists of 272 Sephardic Jewish partisans from Bulgaria. The database was created from Annex D of the article mentioned above (Ghetto Fighters House; Grabcheva, 1984; Kohen; Konsistoriya Tsentralna na Evreite v Bulgariia, 1958. Partisan names are shown in parentheses).

The fields in the database are:

  • Surname
  • Given Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Origin
  • Date of Death


We acknowledge the tremendous contributions and lifelong dedication of Mathilde Tagger, z"l, who made this index available. For many years, and right until her untimely death, Mathilde Tagger was a very close friend and collaborator with Jeff Malka. Together they worked to promote Sephardic genealogy research and educate the public about its enormous potential.

In addition, we express our grateful appreciation to Dr. Jeff Malka for his monumental ongoing effort to collect and make accessible Sephardic genealogical information, and for his generosity in contributing his extraordinarily valuable collection to JewishGen.

Finally, we thank Mike Kalt, HTML Volunteer Coordinator, for placing this description online, and Nolan Altman, Director of Special Projects and Coordinator of the Holocuast Database, for his continued devotion and dedication to JewishGen's important work.

June, 2021

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