On this week’s episode of The Closet Conservative Podcast, the question is asked Where is Christ among all the new challenges? As we focus on preserving American freedom for future generations, it cannot be done through a government that refuses to acknowledge their inferiority to God.
On March 10, 1943, under the orders of Adolf Eichmann, one of Hitler’s architects of the Final Solution to the Jewish Question, railcars began rolling into the country of Belarus. The purpose? To transport all of the Jews of Bulgaria to the Death Camps of Treblinka located in German Occupied Poland. Bulgarian police began to round up Jews – going door-to-door as early as 3 in the morning. They were taken at gunpoint. Jewish collection centers were located in schools and other community centers. There was one problem, though – The Bulgarian People.
When the train cars began to arrive, the Bulgarian people united to save the Jews in their country. Although they did not know the Bulgarian Jews’ final destination was to the death camps and gas chambers, some rumors had circulated the cities and towns. The Bulgarian Church led the opposition to the deportation of the Bulgarian Jews.
If the Church allowed the Jews to be deported, they would have violated their obligations, the Rev. Boris Halapia stated. The word, WE MUST HELP. The whole Orthodox Church of Bulgaria came together – and sent a letter to the King, begging mercy for the Jews of the country. The Church also told the Chief of Police that they would not accept the mandate to deport the Jews from the country and would do anything possible to hinder the deportation efforts. Finally, Bulgaria’s political apparatus reached King, and he backed down – rescinded the order of Jewish deportations.
Boris told Hitler that Bulgaria needed the Jews for labor projects. Hitler did not believe the King, but he didn’t want to lose an ally. He finally bought what Boris was selling and agreed, but only if all the Jewish men were relocated from the cities to labor camps. Some 20,000 Jews were indeed moved from the cities to the countryside – but not one of them outside the borders of Bulgaria. The deportation of the Jews of Bulgaria never took place. As a result, Bulgaria was the only country in Eastern Europe whose Jewish population remained the same throughout the Holocaust. It was known as The Miracle of the Jewish People Among the Jews of Bulgaria.
People can do many things when they come together for a common purpose. As conservatives and challengers to our country’s communistic push and pull, we are charged to protect what so many before us died to preserve. We are here to preserve the American way of life – that has been being attacked from within our borders. We now live in a society where we allow hundreds and thousands of tyrants in Washington DC to tell us how they think, believe, and parent. We sit back and buy into a system that government, not God, knows best.