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Oral history interview with Rabbi Avraham Bechar

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.430.0042

Rabbi Avraham Bechar, born in Odrine, Bulgaria (now Edirne, Turkey) and age 76 at the time of the interview, discusses being raised as an orphan; serving as a rabbi in Bulgaria; saving lives in the flood of Danube in 1942; drafting priests to help rebuild Bulgaria; Bulgarian Jewish customs and culture; his work as the rabbi of Jaffa; the growing secular Bulgarian Jewish community; and the accomplishments of the Bulgarian community in Israel.


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Interviewee
Avraham Bechar
Date
interview:  1990 March 04
Language
Hebrew
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 videocassettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Jacky and Lisa Comforty
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:36:02
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