The National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria, part of the United Patriots grouping of far-right and nationalist parties that is the minority partner in Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s government, says that during Borissov’s March 12 visit to Skopje, he should not apologise for the deportation of Jews from northern Greece and Macedonia during the Second World War.
There have been media reports in recent days saying that during his visit to the Republic of Macedonia, the first time that a Bulgarian Prime Minister goes there for Holocaust commemorations, Borissov will issue an apology for the deportations.
During the Second World War, Bulgaria was allied to Hitler’s Axis. In 1943, 11 343 Jews from northern Greece and parts of Yugoslavia were deported. Within days, they were murdered at the Treblinka death camp…/IBNA
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