Saturday, 20 April 2013

Czechs Commemorate Holocaust-Era Jewish Soccer League

FSWC Reports:


Locked up in the Nazi transit camp of Terezin, Jewish prisoners created their own football league, which Czech football recently commemorated by finally granting it official recognition.

"Playing football, we didn't think of deportation or the stress caused by life in the ghetto," famed Czech novelist and playwright Ivan Klima once said. Sent to the ghetto near Prague aged just 10, Klima played for the children's team "Blauweiss" (Blue-whites).


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