Frederick B. Chary

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Frederick B. Chary is an American historian, emeritus professor of history at Indiana University Northwest, College of Arts and Sciences. He is past president and sponsor of the North American Bulgarian Studies Association.[1]

Early life[edit]

Chary earned an A.B. at University of Pennsylvania in 1962, and an M.A. and Ph.D. at University of Pittsburgh in 1963 and 1968, respectively.[2] He is a Fulbright Scholar.


Chary has been at the faculty of Indiana University Northwest since 1967.[3]

Chary served as guest lecturer at the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute.

He is author of numerous published articles on the history of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Jews. 1972 his book "The Bulgarian Jews and the Final Solution" has been published, which earned a very positive echo in Bulgaria and in Jewish circles. The book describes the methods of the country's leadership and public to save the Bulgarian Jews from deportation to German death camps, the only case where the entire Jewish community of a German ally survived during the Second World War.[4]"The Bulgarian Jews and the Final Solution", Pittsburgh University Press, digital edition.

Chary has traveled for his research Germany, Great Britain, Poland and the former Soviet Union. He visited also Israel for studies on the Holocaust. In Bulgaria he spent several months for studies in history archives and libraries. For his merits on Bulgarian and Jewish studies he was decorated by the Bulgarian National Assembly. [5]

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Bulgarian Jews and the Final Solution 1940–1944. University of Pittsburg Press (1972). ISBN 0-8229-3251-2
  • The History of Bulgaria. Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations, 2011, ISBN 978-0-313-38446-2


  1. ^ "IX Joint Meeting of North American and Bulgarian Scholars held by the Bulgarian Studies Association and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences". University of Oregon. May 31 – June 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies: Meet Our Faculty". Indiana University Northwest. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Scholarly Publications and Creative Achievements". Indiana University Northwest. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  4. ^ Chary, Frederick B. (22 December 2009). "The Bulgarian Jews and the final solution, 1940-1944". Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, Digital Research Library. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Experts & Speakers Faculty Profile". Indiana University Northwest. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Frederick B. Chary, Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences, IU Northwest, Professor Emeritus of History
  • [2] Library of Congress, Frederick B. Chary