Ivanov, Anton Kozinarov

Ivanov, Anton Kozinarov

 

Born Oct. 26, 1884, in Ko-privshtica; died July 23, 1942, in Sofia. Figure in the Bulgarian workers’ movement. The son of a poor peasant.

In 1901, Ivanov was a worker in Sofia. From 1902 to 1907 he was a student at the maritime school in Varna. In 1904 he joined the Bulgarian Workers’ Social Democratic Party (Narrow Socialists)—the BWSDP (NS). From 1907 to 1919 he was secretary of the metalworkers’ trade union and a member of the General Workers’ Syndicalist Union. In 1910 he was a member of the Sofia committee of the BWSDP (NS). He participated in the Vladaia Revolt of 1918. Between 1918 and 1923 he was secretary of the Sofia party organization and of the District Committee of the Communist Party of Bulgaria. He was a deputy to the Popular Assembly from 1919 to 1923. From 1922 to the end of his life he was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Bulgaria.

Ivanov was a leader of the Sofia revolutionary committee during the September Antifascist Uprising of 1923. Imprisoned from 1923 to 1925, he emigrated to the USSR after his release. He worked in the Foreign Bureau of the Communist Party of Bulgaria in Vienna and Berlin. From 1928 to 1930 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Red International of Trade Unions. He was secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Bulgaria from 1935 to 1938. At the start of World War II, he returned illegally to Bulgaria. He was elected a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Workers’ Party (1941). In April 1942 he was arrested and, after being cruelly tortured, was shot by sentence of a monarchist-fascist court.

REFERENCES

Mikhailov, V. Anton Ivanov. Sofia, 1964.
Dragoicheva, Ts. [“Anton Ivanov.”] In the collection Geroichno minalo. Sofia, 1965. Pages 469–89.
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