The Optimists

How were 50,000 Bulgarian Jews survive the Holocaust despite the intense efforts of their government to deport them? The dramatic story of how people of all ethnic backgrounds secured the safety of their Jewish neighbors.

“The Optimists is a wonderful film. The title refers not only to a Bulgarian jazz band, but to how the audience feels after watching such a moving testament to human decency.” – Annette Insdorf, Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust

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