-MINUTES No. 2 OF THE MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE MACEDONIAN BULGARIAN COMMITTEE
-SPEECH OF THE MEMBER OF THE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL OF THE MACEDONIAN SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE PROFESSOR STEPHAN BADZHOV BEFORE THE MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY OF GERMANY BARON VON RICH THOFEN IN CONNECTION WITH THE LIBERATION OF MACEDONIA
No. 5 -POWER OF ATTORNEY TO VASSIL HADZHIKIMOV FOR TRAVELING ROUND
No. 6 - MINUTES No.3 FROM THE
MEETING OF THE CENTRAL
COMMITTEE OF THE MACEDONIAN BULGARIAN COMMITTEES
No. 7 - MINUTES No. 4 OF THE MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE MACEDONIAN BULGARIAN COMMITTEES
MINUTES No. 1 OF THE MEETING ABOUT THE CREATION OF A CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE MACEDONIAN BULGARIAN COMMITTEES
Bulgarians from the enslaved until now Macedonia gathered today, April 13, 1941, and examined the newly created situation related to the liberation of Macedonia from Serbian and Greek rule, and the desire of the oppressed Bulgarians to be represented and interpreted correctly before the German triumphant army, that has occupied and liberated Macedonia, and also before the armies and the administration of the Bulgarian King - Liberator of Macedonia -Tsar Boris III in the willingness troubles to be avoided, connected with the great change in the life of the Macedonian Bulgarians, that occurred with the liberation of Macedonia. The meeting
1. Creation of
Central Committee of the Macedonian
Bulgarian Committees* - with territory of operation the whole of
2. Goal: represent
all needs and interests of
3. The formation of this Central Committee put its functions in the position of power - at first, and later, according to the Bulgarian law, its functions would be changed in a way that in every place the work in favour of Macedonia to continue.
4. This Central
committee acts as local committee for
5. Membership of the Central committee: Ilija Atanassov, Spiro Kitinchev, Vassil Hadzhikimov, Stephan Yanakiev Stephanov, Blagoy Popankov, Kroum Organdzhiev**, Ivan Piperkov, Dr. Nikola Andonov, Dr. Alexander Georgiev, Dr. Boris Blagoev, Toma Drangov, Miho Mihaylov, Dr. Darche Hristov, Dr. Doncho Zografski, Trayko Ribarev, Trayche Andreev, Yanaki Kostov Shouplev, Blagoy Dimchev, Priest Stoil Davidkov, Kroum Babamov, Tomche Pop Tsvetanov, Panche Krustev, Krustio Vassev, Zafir Dzhikov, Dr. Boris Andreev, Boris Petrov, Dr. Todor Hadzhi Milkov, Ariton Dimkov, Georgi Shendov, Nikola Yakimov, Alexander Krustev, Strahil Kotsev.
6. The Central committee elects and has elected an Executive Committee with the following members:
1. Stephan Stephanov
2. Spiro Kitinchev
3. Blagoy Popankov
4. Ilia Alanassov
5. Ivan Piperkov
6. Kroum Organdzhiev
7. Alexander Georgiev
8. Vassil Hadzhikimov
The positions in the Executive Committee were distributed as follows:
1. President: Stephan Stephanov
2. Deputy President: Spiro Kitinchev
3. Secretary Organizer: Vassil Hadzhikimov
4. Cashier: Kroum Organdzhiev
5. Advisors: Blagoy Popankov, Ivan Piperov, Dr. Alexander Georgiev and Ilia Atanassov.
Signatures: [follow the signatures of the members of the Executive Committee, without this of Ilija Atanassov]
CSH, fund 396, list 1, file 37, page 75. Also in: Minchev, D. ,,Formation and activity...", p. 76-77, Doc No. 1.
* In the text was
written ,,clubs" and afterwards was replaced with “committees". At the
meeting in Galichki Inn the idea was not to be set up committees, but
clubs - by analogy of the Bulgarian Constitution Clubs, created in
** Everywhere in the documents he appeared as Organdzhiev, only here he was Yorgandzhiev.
MINUTES No. 2 OF THE MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE MACEDONIAN BULGARIAN COMMITTEES
The committee gathered today, April 13, 1941 and decided on its first meeting, at full membership:
1. To make steps before the German authorities for the municipality, in a sense, that it should be managed by Bulgarians. The committee proposed Spiro Kitinchev for president of the municipality and as members Blagoy Popyordanov and Kroum Organdzhiev.
2. About the celebration of Easter, the Committee decided to let a subscription list, for raising funds for the German soldiers. Also presents and food products.
All products received to be taken and given to the German authorities in the presence of the Committee with all of its members, who should make a speech appropriate for the case.
Signature of the Presidentship:
President: [Stephan Stephanov]
Secretary: [Vassil Hadjikimov]
CSA, fund 396, list 34, page 14. Original, manuscript; Minchev. D. ..Formation and Activity...", p.78.
SPEECH OF THE MEMBER OF THE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL OF THE MACEDONIAN SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE PROFESSOR STEPHAN BADZHOV BEFORE THE MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY OF GERMANY BARON VON RICH THOFEN IN CONNECTION WITH THE LIBERATION OF MACEDONIA
We, the Bulgarians
These, who served in the Bulgarian army, shed their blood in the battlefields together with the German soldiers in the common struggle for justice.
But in the end
instead of justice, fraud triumphed, and
afterwards came the oppression. One even heavier hand rested upon
During this somber lime we found support in three powerful feelings: the consciousness for the spiritual strength of the Macedonian Bulgarians, the faith in the inviolable unity of the Bulgarian nation, and the hope that our noble ally, the German people will put out a salvage hand in the day when again it will show its power
As early as when
the Great Fuhrer of the German nation,
Adolph Hitler took their destiny in his hands (of the German people -
translator's note) we guessed, that the Big Day was near. And this Day arrived. The German power, that had risen with
uncontrollable strength to destroy the dictatorship of injustice and
oppression came to break the chains of
We feel weak to express our deep and strong feelings, that we bear in our hearts and those of the Bulgarian people.
We ask you to transmit to the Great Fuhrer of the German nation, Adolph Hitler, the following words:
In the days of our suffering and weakness we were always true in our memories and hopes to our ally, the German people. In the future we will also prove this faithfulness with the impulse of our wish and with the power of our hands.
Long live the German people, long live its Great Fuhrer, long live the victorious German army!
CSA fund 3, file 1198, p.10, 11, 11 Original, typed. Translation from German.
INFORMATIONAL ARTICLE IN
BULGARIAN CENTRAL CAMPAIGN
Bulgarians from all liberated parts of Macedonia, even still stunned by the lightning blow with which the Macedonian tyrant was knocked down, and the chains of slavery were torn apart, at a meeting, that took place on 13 April 1941 in Skopje, considered the new situation, connected with the liberation of Macedonia from Serbian and Greek rule, and in their desire to have correctly defended, represented, and interpreted the strives and the interests of the oppressed until yesterday Bulgarians before the German triumphant armies, and the Bulgarian Tsar - Liberator of Macedonia, Tsar Boris III, and also willing to avoid any troubles related to the change in the life of the Macedonian Bulgarians, with the Liberation of Macedonia, took the following decision:
1. Formation of a
Bulgarian Central Committee for
2. This committee
to start functioning immediately, and
to create local committees in all parts of liberated
3. The functions of the committee to be facilitated by charity at first, and afterwards from membership fees.
The committee will
be at the same time local committee
The names of the
members of the committee are put in a visible
place under the declaration
to the people of
Macedonia, newspaper, No. 1, 1941
POWER OF ATTORNEY TO VASSIL HADZHIKIMOV FOR TRAVELING ROUND
Bulgarian Central Campaign
Committee of Macedonia with headquarters in
1. To travel
2. To collect sums - in account of the committee.
President of the
Bulgarian Central Committee of Macedonia:
Stephan Stephanov [seal]
CSA, fund 1591, list 3, file 27, page 1. Original, typed, Minchev, D. “Formation and Activity..”., p. 79.
MINUTES No.3 FROM THE MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE MACEDONIAN BULGARIAN COMMITTEES
At today’s meeting the Executive Committee took the following decisions:
1. The Macedonian captives to be discovered and set free. The president has already spoken with the German authorities, which promised to cooperate.
2. A cloth for flags [Bulgarian and German] to be bought. The flags to be given to the poor Bulgarians for free. The respective sum to be collected by charity.
3. Blank forms of the Committee to be printed in the Bulgarian and in the German language.
4. To be required from the German authorities: all Serbs, Turks and Tsintsars to be replaced with Bulgarians, and civil militia from Bulgarians to be formed.
5. Signs to be printed, that show which houses and shops were Bulgarian to prevent for one or another reason assault by German soldiers.
6. A car to be found, and rented for the Secretary Organizer by which he would travel round Macedonia to organize local committees.
Deputy President: [Kninchev]
Advisors: 1) [Dr. Georgiev]
2) [signature missing]
CSA fund 396, list 1, file 37 page 18. Original, manuscript; Minchev, D. “Formation and Activity...", p. 78.
MINUTES No. 4 OF THE MEETING OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE MACEDONIAN BULGARIAN COMMITTEES
At the present
meeting the Bulgarian Central Campaign
1. The expenses of the Committee to be incurred upon a resolution of the president, the deputy president, the cashier, and the secretary and the respective documents should be kept by the cashier.
2. The members of the Committee, who had collected charity for presents for the German soldiers for Christmas, to hand over immediately the remaining amount to the cashier.
3. The members of the commission Dr. Georgiev, Dr. Andonov, Ilija Atanassov, Strahil Kotsev, Michail Mihov to continue with their efforts to find and liberate the captured Bulgarians from Macedonia.
4. A telegram - Greeting, to be send lo Hitler for his birthday and to the head of stale of independent Croatia, Dr. Ante Pavelich on the occasion of the liberation of Croatia.
Deputy President: [Kitinchev]
Secretary Organizer: [missing signature]
Advisors: 1/ [Georgiev], 2/ [missing
signature], 3/ [Popankov]
CSA fund 396, file 37, p. 17. Original, manuscript; Minchev, D. “Formation and Activity...", p. 79.
BCCC TO TSAR BORIS III ON
THE OCCASION OF THE ENTERING OF THE BULGARIAN ARMY IN VARDAR
Your tremendous efforts to gain the complete union of the Bulgarian nation have been crowned with final and brilliant success.
One great ideal -
the freedom and the accession of
people in liberated
The Bulgarian people in the liberated Macedonia meets today, April 17, 1941 at 2 p.m. Bulgarian time in Skopje a company of the glorious army of the Unified Great Bulgaria in most touching and solemn way and considers its duty to show you its deep respect and to ask you to believe in its devotion and faithfulness to Your Majesty as well to accept our salutations and wishes for prosperity of the Bulgarian Tsar's home - on the occasion of the greatest day in the life of the Bulgarian people - the Unification of the Bulgarian nation in strong and great Bulgaria under your scepter!
Long live Tsar Boris III!
Long live United and Great Bulgaria!
Stephan Yanakiev Stephanov
Vassil Hristov Hadzhikimov
Macedonia, newspaper, No.2, May 3, 1941
A TELEGRAM FROM TSAR BORIS III TO BCCC IN REPLY TO THE GREETING TELEGRAM FOR THE MEETING OF THE BULGARIAN ARMY IN VARDAR MACEDONIA
President of the Bulgarian Central
Campaign Committee -
To you, the
Bulgarians in liberated
Macedonia, newspaper, No. 2, May 3, 1941
MINUTES OF THE MEETING FOR CREATION OF A LOCAL BULGARIAN CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE IN THE TOWN OF
Veles, April 14, 1941
Today, April 14. at
a crowded meeting in the town of
agreed to accept the instructions of the
Central Campaign Committee for
1. To represent
the town of
2. The committee elected Executive Campaign Committee for Veles with 8 members.
The signature of the members of the Executive Committee follow herewith:
President: Lazar Krepiev
Deputy President: Boris Andreev
Secretary: Dr. Angel Panov
Second Secretary: Lazo Stoyanov
Advisors: Panko Brashnarov,
Sazdo Hadzhi Petroushev,
Dr. Dimche Smilev,
CSA fund 396, list 7, file 37, page 11-12. Original, manuscript; Minchev, D. “Formation and Activity...", p. 80.