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Bulgarian star of David

The Bulgarian Star of David was distributed by the KEV, also known as the Commissariat for Jewish Questions.
The star is made of Bakelite and contains two holes in the middle.
One could use this to sew the star onto the garment.
Dimensions: 3.17 x 3.17 cm.

Jews in Bulgaria during World War II

During World War II, about 48,000 Jews lived in Bulgaria.
Bulgaria was an ally of Germany and in January 1942, just after the Wansee conference, the Germans began to pressure the Bulgarian government to send their Jews to their concentration camps.
In June 1942, it became mandatory for Jews in Bulgaria to wear the yellow Star of David.

The Bulgarian government preferred not to deport the Bulgarian Jews to the concentration camps, so the choice was made to take them from two other occupied territories, Macedonia and Thrace.

In February 1943, some 7300 Jews from Macedonia (This area was under the rule of Bulgaria) were deported to the Treblinka extermination camp in Poland.
Hardly anyone returned from it after the war.
Also 4000 Jews from Thrace (This area was also under the rule of Bulgaria) were deported to Treblinka and not a single one survived.

The Germans were not satisfied with this and several thousand Bulgarian Jews were gathered together in May 1943 and prepared for deportation.
Because many mayors and people of the orthodox church protested, the order was cancelled.
Shortly afterwards, 20,000 Bulgarian Jews were still deported to labor camps in Bulgaria.
After their deportation, their belongings were confiscated.