Roumen Avramov The Microeconomics of State Antisemitism: Expropriating the Jews Under Bulgarian Rule, 1941-1944

The fates of the Jews from Bulgaria and from the territories occupied by the country (1941-1944) present a striking dichotomy. While those inhabiting Bulgaria proper survived, the Jews from the Greek and Yugoslav lands administrated by the Bulgarian authorities were deported by them into German custody and murdered in Treblinka.

The economics of this Holocaust story has attracted scant attention. The lecture draws evidence from the Bulgarian archives and addresses the Government’s spoliation policies carried out in the realm under its control. They nurtured behavioural patterns, mobilized social actors and fostered institutional networks.