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Today in World War II History—Aug. 28, 1943

Prince Simeon of Bulgaria, 1943 (Central State Archive, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Prince Simeon of Bulgaria, 1943 (Central State Archive, Sofia, Bulgaria)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 28, 1943: Bulgaria’s Tsar Boris III (age 49) dies of unknown reasons, possibly poisoned (he resisted fascists and protected Jews); succeeded by six-year-old Simeon II.

Danish government resigns; German Gen. Hermann von Hanneken takes control.