This book is for everyone with an interest in Jewish history in Bulgaria and the Balkans, and in the general history of southeastern Europe. It is designed to be a journey through both territory and time, illuminating the sometimes very complex backgrounds while guiding through the topography. Many of the monuments described in it are hard to find and in various stages of disrepair: poignant reminders of a long-disappeared culture, but also pointers to the present and the future.
Unless travellers know exactly where they are going and what they are seeking, these landmarks of history, society and mementoes of real-life people can be easily overlooked. But once discovered, they will open up gateways to a fascinating if largely forgotten part of Europe's Jewish heritage.