Alexander Belev

Head Commissar of the Commissariat for Jewish Affairs in Bulgaria, 1942-1943

In light of his clear antisemitic views, on 3 September 1943 Belev was appointed Commissar of the KEV (Commissariat for Jewish Affairs), the institution established to deal with the “Jewish problem” in Bulgaria. His job entailed preparing orders, regulations and directives regarding the persecution of Jews in Bulgaria.

On 9 September 1944, Alexander Belev was shot under unknown circumstances.

Belev was tried posthumously in a Bulgarian court together with other “anti-Jewish criminals of Bulgaria.” Belev was found guilty and and was sentenced to the death penalty.