These recollections were finished in February 1967. The author is Tosho Stri-gachev (1894-1974). „Pages from the past” by his wife – Ferdinanda Stefanova – Strigacheva, were also published in Venets (Volume 7, Numbers 1 – 3 (2016). The memories of Strigachev comprise a long period of time – from his child-hood and schooling, the wars, participation in the communist movement, just to the time when the Communist Party became the first political power of the country.
This paper is devoted to the history of the socialist movement in Bulgaria and, in particular, to the evolution of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, later called Communist Party. The reasons for the rise of the revolutionary movement that led to the anti-fascist uprising in 1923 and its inevitable end were discussed. The paper critically analyzes the policy of the party when it became a ruling one and its power became authoritarian, falling into the hands of its leader. The reasons for the failure of the Stalinist type of "communism" imposed in Bulgaria by external circumstances as a result of the Second World War were considered. The discrepancy between the theory of Marxism and the Party’s prac-tice is highlighted and theoretical and practical conclusions are made.
The article reflects the results from the author’s research project on traditional and modern games of children in Bulgaria. Based on the life stories, interviews, media reports and other sources of information an ethnological reading of the memories of respondents during the Second World War and its impact on aspects of everyday culture, as is children’s play, will be made. Trough different types of narratives (anthropological, ethnographic, film and literary) the author represents the children’s play of war as a reflection of the reality in which the children live and at the same time as one of the most vivid examples of how important the peace is for the comprehensive development of the human personality.
The Glavhevs’ – old and esteem Belogradchik family – the book by Dr. B. Popvassileva – Belangé gives the history of the family and the course of life of its representatives. The author, with a dissertation in Philology from Paris, also belongs to this famous family.