SOFIA (Jul. 30)
The Jewish Cultural Center of Sofia recently honored the memory of freedom fighters Leon Tagger and Violetta Yacova. Tagger, who would have been 70 years old this month, and Mrs. Yacova, 50. were honored for their “heroism in the fight against Nazism.”
The Bulgarian government has awarded the “Order of the Red Flag” to Dr. Samuel Josef Avrhmov, a specialist in sports medicine. The “Order of Popular Labor” was awarded to Albert Josef Belo on his 50th birthday and to journalist Daniel Shimon Nissim.
Also in Bulgaria, a Jewish cultural center named after the painter Jules Pasquin (Julius Markus Pinkas) opened recently in the town of Vidin. Pasquin, who was born in Vidin, spent most of his life in France. His works are exhibited in galleries throughout the world.