This kind of hats spelled
importance and social stature even though they looked as if they would fall off when the women wearing them
moved. In the meantime, they (the women) walked as if a Clytemnestra or a Hecuba from the golden days of Troy
I asked the pope: "Is this a Greek or a Bulgarian monastery?" He replied, "We are Greeks," but on my addressing a few words to him in that tongue, he answered in Bulgarian that he could not speak Greek.
"The regime had for us three essential characteristics. First, it claimed it operated according to a Communist ideology. Second, it used terror to control its population. Lastly, life under this regime was governed by personal interest and the will to power."
70 years ago, on 10 March 1943, Bulgaria's pro-Nazi government decided to defy Berlin and halt the deportation of Bulgaria's 50.000 Jews. This was down to the actions of one man - Dimitar Peshev. Just two years later he faced Communist justice and found himself on trial for his life. His niece Kaluda Kiradjieva remembers