Diko Mavrodiev

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by ednpaz, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. ednpaz

    ednpaz Junior Member

    Hello everyone.

    I am looking for anyone who has infommation about Diko Mavrodiev, from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Diko would be about 104 now. Pastor Mavrodiev was the head of the Pentecostal Church in Plovdiv during WWII and housed secret Resistance meetings in his basement, endangering the lives of his whole family. He hid Ezra Mordechai in his basement for 3 years to save his life and also helped Anton Ivanov head of the Plovdiv based resistance movement. I am looking for anyone who can personally verify this information. I am in touch with Diko Mavrodiev's sons, James Dixon and Yanko Dixon. (they changed their names after being smuggled into America. After WWII The Russians persescuted Diko and his family severely. Fearing for their lives, Diko was forced to send his children clandestinely to the US.) Thank you very much for any information.
    Barbara Paz
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hello and welcome to the forum. Good luck with you research.

    On a side note I've been to Plovdiv a few times back in the early eighties :)

  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

  4. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Hello Barbara,
    Welcome to the forum and good luck with your quest.
  5. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Sorry but I moved this thread to searching for someone as it does not fit in with the non commemorated sub forum
  6. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    I was out in Plodiv a couple of years ago, and am sure I have a photo of a memorial plaque. I will dig through my files and see if I can find it
  7. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Hello Barbara and welcome to the forums. Best of luck to you in your search!

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