Bulgarian National Socialist Workers Party

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Bulgarian National Socialist Workers Party
Leader Hristo Kunchev
Founded 1932 (1932)
Dissolved 1944 (1944) (banned)
Headquarters Formerly Sofia, Bulgaria
Newspaper Attack!
Ideology National Socialism,
Bulgarian nationalism,
Political position Far-right
International affiliation N/A
Colors Black
Party flag
Flag nsbrp.svg

The Bulgarian National Socialist Workers Party (Bulgarian language: Българска Национал-Социалистическа Работническа Партия) was a Nazi party based in the Kingdom of Bulgaria.

It was one of a number of anti-Semitic groups to emerge in Bulgaria after the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany, with other notable groups including the Union of Bulgarian National Legions and Ratnik.[1] The party was established by Doctor Hristo Kunchev or Kuntscheff in 1932, who had studied medicine in Berlin.[2] The party sought to copy the Nazi Party by adopting the National Socialist Program, the swastika and other symbols of the German party.[2] Unlike some of its competitors on the far right like the Union of Bulgarian National Legions and the Ratniks, it was not a very influential group and had a relatively small membership.[3] The party published a newspaper called "Attack!", similar to "Der Angriff" of Joseph Goebbels. After the Bulgarian Communist Party established the People's Republic of Bulgaria the party was banned.


  1. ^ Guy H. Haskell, From Sofia to Jaffa: the Jews of Bulgaria and Israel, Wayne State University Press, 1994, p. 111
  2. ^ a b Rupert Butler, Hitler's Jackals, Leo Cooper, 1998, p. 44
  3. ^ Ivan Ilchev, Bistra Rushkova, The Rose of the Balkans: A Short History of Bulgaria, Colibri, 2005, p. 44