Organization of Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom”
The Organization of Jews in Bulgaria (OJB) “Shalom” is a communal body of the Jewish community in Bulgaria and a reference point for the country’s restitution issues. In March 2002, Emil Kalo, President of OJB “Shalom” spoke at an American Jewish Committee (AJC) conference in Bucharest, Romania, about Holocaust restitution in Bulgaria. Kalo’s report on Bulgaria was published by the AJC in its conference report Anti-Semitism, Holocaust Memory, Property Restitution and Related Issues Confronting the Jewish Communities of Central and Eastern Europe, which can be found online at
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Law on Restoration of Property Rights of February 21, 1992
Restitution legislation has been enacted and Jewish organizations have been successful in efforts to retrieve communal property. This law regulates the issue of restitution and restoration of the rights of property owners both before and after state confiscation by the Communist regime in 1948.
Bulgaria participated in the London Conference on Nazi Gold.