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Vassil Peter Katerov
Birth: unknown, Bulgaria
Death: 1945

My Great-Uncle:
Vasil Peter KATEROV
Vassil Peter Kateroff
Vasil Petrof Kateroff
Resistance - Fighter

He has finished the Catholic school "Santa Maria", Sofia, Bulgaria and knew fluently German, French and Italian languages. He has finished also the Naval School in the town of Varna, Bulgaria. He sailed the seas and was seldom sending letters to his relatives from various parts of the World.

born: around 1900 Tschirpan or Sofia, Bulgaria
died: during the WWII
Resistance - Fighter
On his field cap there is a "lion with a crown - the Bulgarian coat of arms" and the Bulgarian trocolor - white, green, red. His rank was "candidate-unterofficier".
This rank was assigned to persons who finished some military high school.

Residence 1929:
Bul. Tutrakan Nr.94
Sofia, Bulgaria

Son of:
Peter Kateroff and Maria Petrowa

Brother of:
Sorka Petrowa-Katerowa Frantz
(my grandmother)
born 22. Sep. 1900 Tschirpan, Bulgaria
died 13. Nov. 1979 Linz, Austria
married with
Alfred Hugo Karol Frantz
born 10. Dec. 1894 Dirschau, Prussia, Germany
died 3. May 1942 Sofia, Bulgaria

Bonka Petrowa-Katerowa Kitanoff
born in Tschirpan, Bulgaria
died Marseille, France
married with Apostol Kitanoff from Armenia/Bulgaria

Ruska Petrowa-Katerowa Stefanowa Popova
born 1903 in Tschirpan, Bulgaria
died 1952, Sofia, Bulgaria

Uncle of:
My father: Heinrich Manfred Peter Frantz
born 9. June 1924 Sofia, Bulgaria
died 9. Feb. 1984 Linz, Austria

He was not married and had no children (not sure).

He was working in Bulgaria first as an actor (also film actor), then as a holder of pub, and finally as a trader of souvenirs.

Just searching to find out more - he was a resistance fighter - Uniform at the photo was from Bulgarian Army - he was searched by the Gestapo in 1937 and 1939...
Letter from the "International Tracing Service", Bad Arolsen, Germany from 9. September 2008:
... in hier vorliegenden Unterlagen der Geheimen Staatspolizei Frankfurt, ausgestellt für Kateroff, Vasil, Petrof, Staatsangehörigkeit: bulgarisch, letzter Wohnort: Sofia,
ist vermerkt:
Datum der Auftragung: 8. Dezember 1937, Sachverhalt: ist aufgrund des Fernschreibens der Staatspolizei Oppeln Nr. 21801 vom 7. Dezember 1837-II A 9090/37/1857) zur Aufenthaltsermittlung aufgegeben; 16. Jänner 1939: Die Fahndung ist erledigt.
Der Name erscheint in einem Auszug aus den Akten der Geheimen Staatspolizei Düsseldorf mit dem Vermerk: Am 7. Februar 1939 aus unbekannten Gründen zur Festnahme ausgeschrieben.

… in the available documents of the Secret State Police Frankfurt, issued for Kateroff, Vasil, Petrof, nationality: Bulgarian, last permanent residence: Sofia, the following is recorded:
Date of assignment: December 8, 1937, facts of the case: following a teleprint message sent by the State Police in Oppeln, document no. 21801 of December 7, 1837-II A 9090/37/1857) investigations were made with regard to the residence of the stated person; January 16, 1939: the case is closed.
An extract from the files of the Secret State Police in Düsseldorf bears the comment: On February 7, 1939, for unknown reasons, marked as applicable for imprisonment.

My Great-Uncle Vassil is my hero.

Thank you so much to "genienut" for sponsoring the Memorial of my Great-Uncle Vassil Peter Kateroff.
Family links: 
  Peter Nejkov Katerov (1870 - 1951)
  Maria Marijka Petrowa Katerowa (____ - 1952)
  Vassil Peter Katerov (____ - 1945)
  Sorka/Soritza Maria Petrowa-Katerowa Frantz (1900 - 1979)*
  Ruska Petrova Katerowa Stefanova Popova (1903 - 1952)*
  Bonka Petrowa-Katerowa Kitanoff (1912 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Charlotte
Record added: Dec 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16956922
Vassil Peter Katerov
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Vassil Peter Katerov
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Vassil Peter Katerov
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- Charlotte
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- Charlotte
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- Linda (Tucholski) Tracy
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