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Bogdan Filov

Given NameBogdan
Died1 Feb 1945


ww2dbaseBogdan Dimitrov Filov was educated in Germany. As a well-known professor in Bulgaria, he was recruited into King Boris III's government, eventually rising to become the prime minister in 1940. He favored allying a world power such as Germany, but did not agree with Germany's expansionist policies, and tried to keep Bulgaria out of the war as much as possible. After Boris' death in 1943, he lost his post as prime minister and became a member of the regency council. The regency was broken up when a new government was formed in 1944, and he was arrested by the communists who took control of the new government. Filov was executed as a collaborationist in 1945.

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Last Major Revision: May 2006

Bogdan Filov Timeline

1 Jan 1883 Bogdan Filov was born.
1 Feb 1945 Bulgarian People's Court found Bogdan Filov guilty of being a traitor to Bulgaria and sentenced him to death. The execution was carried out later on the same day.


Bogdan Filov and Benito Mussolini, Rome, Italy, 1941Official document signed by Joachim Ribbentrop, Galeazzo Ciano, Hiroshi Oshima, and Bogdan Filov, entering Bulgaria into the Axis alliance, 3 Jan 1941

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