A group of Lithuanian students celebrate their return from a folk dancing festival abroad by dancing through the streets of Vilnius on 8 July 2016. I followed them with my camera and managed to get some amazing shots.
These pages come from the 1972 book by the historian Frederick B. Chary, The Bulgarian Jews and the Final Solution, 1940-1944, published by Pittsburgh University Press.
Chary worked in the Bulgarian archives, and translated several key documents which he included as appendices to his book. Of particular note are the warrants for the deportation of the Jewish populations from the Bulgarian-occupied territories in Macedonia and Greece, signed by the then Minister of Interior, Petar Gabrovski. These are included in Appendix III.
Patrick Chabal passed away on January 16, 2014. Here I post a selection of photos of Patrick and his wife, Farzana, from our time together at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey during the 2006-2007 academic year.
Patrick will be dearly missed by all of his friends and colleagues.
One of the most delightful things about being a scholar is the opportunity to collaborate with other scholars in one's field. This often means traveling to conferences and seminars. I've recently been thinking a lot about all of the great seminars that I have been a part of over the last few years. Here are photos from a couple of my favorite.
Camp Balkans (a conference hosted by my former Bowdoin colleague Pamela Ballinger and I with support from ACLS) Left to Right: Milica-Bakic-Hayen, Kristen Ghodsee, Pamela Ballinger, Melissa Bokovoy, Emira Ibrahimpasic, Maria...
The Bulgarian Victims of Communism Website recently removed some text that I had openly criticized in my work. They also renamed the site from being a Memorial to the Victims of Communism to "Proposography of Political Repression in Bulgarian Territory: 1944-1989." In this gallery, I am preserving the original screen shots from the website before it was changed sometime in late 2013.
Some of the men listed here are responsible for the repression of many Bulgarian Jews and the deportation and deaths of over 11,000 Greek and Macedonian Jews. For instance, Bogdan...