SOFIA, February 28th 2001 - A ceremony is held in Neofit Rilski Street, where Peshev died in 1973. After a speech by Yordan Sokolov, Chairman of Bulgaria's National Assembly, a commemorative stone is laid in the building's wall.The stone is blessed by the dean of the orthodox seminary. Present at the ceremony are Ivan Kurtev, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly, the Israeli ambassador, representatives of the Shalom and Zion associations, relatives and friends.
JERUSALEM, May 1st 2000 - Dimitar Peshev officially commemorated at the Knesset by Emmanuel Zismal, Michael Confino, Kaludka Kiradzieva and Gabriele Nissim.
BERLIN, March 21st 2000 - The German edition of the book, "Der Mann, der Hitler stoppte", introduced at the Bundestag (Deutsche Parlamentarischen Gesellschaft, Kaisersaal, Ebert-Strasse 30, Berlin-Mitte) by Wolfgang Thierse, President of the Bundestag, Yordan Sokolov, Chairman of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, and Gabriele Nissim, author of the book. In the evening the author and his German translator, Peter Klöss, read excerpts from the book (at the Literaturhaus Berlin, Fasanenstrasse 23, Berlin-Charlottenburg).
BUDAPEST, October 19th 1999 - Jewish Studies Public Lecture on the Peshev story at the Central European University.
Nador u. 9, 6pm
ANCONA, July 31st 1999 - Gabriele Nissim's book on Dimitar Peshev introduced to the public in a special dramatised presentation performed by Moni Ovadia with polifonic singers and guitar player Liliana Alcalay singing Jewish songs.
Mole Vanvitelliana, 9:30pm, tel. +39 071 203045
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SOFIA, June 9th 1999 - The Bulgarian edition of the book "The Man who stopped Hitler" presented to the National Assembly. Opening by Jordan Sokolov, President of the National Assembly. Speakers: Atanas Svilenov, literary critic, Josif Perez, writer and eye-witness of the events related, Gabriele Nissim, author of the book. Ceremony attended by ministers, ambassadors, scholars and historians.
2:30 pm, National Assembly, room East
TURIN, May 25th 1999 - Dimitar Peshev recalled at the end of the Rally for Peace organized by Ernesto Olivero's Sermig.
Arsenale della Pace, 61 Piazza Borgodora, 9pm
[a letter to the Bulgarian prime minister]
[a letter to Roberto Benigni - in Italian]
[some thoughts about the war in Yugoslavia - in Italian]
ROME, May 19th 1999 - Conference on Dimitar Peshev organized by Associazione culturale "Le Tartarughe" and patronized by Provincia di Roma. Speakers: Gabriele Nissim; Sandro Di Castro, President of the Rome Jewish Community; Marcello Veneziani, writer and journalist; Dario Rivolta, MP; Vincenzo Cappelletti, president of the Istituto per l'Enciclopedia Italiana; Enrico Meirov.
Sala Borromini, Piazza della Chiesa Nuova, 6pm
PADOVA, April 12th 1999 - A dialogue between Gabriele Nissim and Pietro Kuciukian on their books "L'uomo che fermò Hitler" (Mondadori, 1998) and "Dispersi. Viaggio fra le comunità armene nel mondo" (Guerini, 1999) at Casa di Cristallo
WASHINGTON, March 30th 1999 - Peshev's Story, lectures by Gabriele Nissim at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place (12:30pm), and at the Italian Cultural Institute, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW (5:30pm).
[to read the speech, click here]
STRASBOURG, November 17th 1998 - Righteous of the 20th century Dimitar Peshev and Aristide de Sousa Mendes officially commemorated at the European Parliament (Schuman Meeting Room, IPE 1). Session presided by José Maria Gil-Robles, Willy De Clercq and MEP Ernesto Caccavale. Speakers: Mr. Gama, Foreign Minister of Portugal; Ivan Kurtev, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly of Bulgaria; MEP Otto Von Habsburg; Gabriele Nissim; Harry Kney-Tal, Israeli Ambassador.
SOFIA, November 6th 1998 - Dimitar Peshev officially commemorated at the Bulgarian National Assembly, with Gabriele Nissim presenting his book.
[Alexander Bozhkov (reading a message from Ivan Kostov)]
[Ivan Kurtev (reading letters from Colombo and Yasharov)]
[Nando Dalla Chiesa]
[Yordan Sokolov (conclusion)]
[Acrobat (167 kB) file, courtesy of Slav Otto Ivanov, with the newspaper published by the Cross-Disciplinary Practices Agency]
[Speeches in Bulgarian]
MILAN, October 22nd 1998 - "Two Great Righteous of Our Century": the stories of Dimitar Peshev and Naim Bey, who saved Armenians. Galleria Mirzakhanian, 18 Via Montenapoleone. Speakers: Enzo Bettiza, writer; Boghos Levon Zekiyan, professor at Venice University; Gabriele Nissim. An international conference commemorating people who acted to stop 20th century genocides is proposed.
ROME, October 16th 1998 - Dimitar Peshev officially commemorated at the Italian Parliament by MPs Furio Colombo, Nando Dalla Chiesa and Dario Rivolta. Session presided by Luciano Violante, chairman of the Chamber of Deputies. Guests: Dimitar Lazarov, Bulgarian Ambassador; Yehuda Millo, Israeli Ambassador; Amos Luzzatto, President of the Italian Jewish Communities; Kichka Kiradzieva and Kaludka Kiradzieva, Dimitar Peshev's nieces. Speakers: Ivan Kurtev, Vice President of the Bulgarian National Assembly, and Nir Baruch, a friend of Dimitar Peshev.
[Kichka Kiradzieva and Kaludka Kiradzieva]
MILAN, September 24th 1998 - Gabriele Nissim's book on Dimitar Peshev introduced to the public at Milan's Teatro Franco Parenti, 14 Via Pier Lombardo, in a special dramatised presentation performed by Moni Ovadia.
A news item on the event was published by the Bulgarian daily "Demokratsiya" on September 25th 1998.
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