Volume 2 | Issue 2 | 2014

Abstract

 

The present study focuses on the establishment of the primary and the secondary school net by the Bulgarian state in Eastern Macedonia and Western Thrace, the so-called Belomorie, during the period from the occupation by the Bulgarian army in April of 1941 up to the end of the school year 1941-1942.

The study tries to analyze the will of the Bulgarian ministry of education concerning some crucial educational topics in Eastern Macedonia and Western Thrace, such as which ethnic groups of children would be enrolled in school, how many schools would function and where, etc.

The analysis shows some basic aspects of the Bulgarian educational policy promoted in Eastern Macedonia and Western Thrace during the Second World War. It also tries to designate the educational mechanisms which were activated in order for populations of Eastern Macedonia and Western Thrace to consolidate the Bulgarian national language and consciousness.

 

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