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Within two years of the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, an astounding 45,000 of Bulgaria's 50,000 Jews left voluntarily for Israel. This mass exodus was remarkable considering that Bulgaria was the only Axis power to prevent the deportation of its Jews to the death camps during World War II. After their arrival in Israel, the Jews of Bulgaria were recognized as a model immigrant group in a fledgling state attempting to absorb hundreds of thousands of newcomers from more than eighty countries. They became known for their independence, self-reliance, honesty, and hard work. From Sofia to Jaffa chronicles the fascinating saga of a population relocated, a story that has not been told until now. Beginning with a study of the community in Bulgaria and the factors that motivated them to leave their homeland, this book documents the journey of the Bulgarian Jews to Israel and their adaptation to life there.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication, Epigraph
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 15-20
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  1. Part I: Israeli Social Science Looks at Immigration and Ethnicity
  2. pp. 21-22
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  1. Chapter 1: Confronting Mass Immigration
  2. pp. 23-34
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  1. Chapter 2: The Emergence of Culture
  2. pp. 35-46
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  1. Chapter 3: Introspection and Diversification
  2. pp. 47-68
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  1. Part II: The Jews in Bulgaria
  2. pp. 69-70
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  1. Chapter 4: From the First Century to the Ottoman Conquest
  2. pp. 71-76
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  1. Chapter 5: The Ottoman Period: 1389–1878
  2. pp. 77-84
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  1. Chapter 6: From Liberation to World War II: 1878–1940
  2. pp. 85-106
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  1. Chapter 7: The War Years: 1940–1944
  2. pp. 107-117
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  1. Chapter 8: From Liberation to Emigration: 1944–1949
  2. pp. 118-126
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  1. Part III: The Jews of Bulgaria in Israel
  2. pp. 127-128
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  1. Chapter 9: Theoretical Approaches
  2. pp. 129-136
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  1. Chapter 10: Components of Identity
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  1. Chapter 11: Folklore and Identity
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 167-174
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  1. Appendix A: Statistics
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  1. Appendix B: List of Informants
  2. pp. 177-179
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  1. Appendix C: Two Interviews
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 203-215
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Social Scientific Works
  2. pp. 216-226
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  1. Bulgarian Jewry
  2. pp. 226-230
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-235
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814344057
Related ISBN
9780814344064
MARC Record
OCLC
1060584066
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-03
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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