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A Showcase Exhibition on the Jewish Sport Movement 1898-1938


100-meter race at the Bar Kochba-Hakoah competition in Berlin-Grunewald, 1936

100-meter race at the Bar Kochba-Hakoah competition in Berlin-Grunewald, 1936
© Maccabi World Union Archive, Israel.

The Maccabi sport movement began in Germany, where the first Jewish sport clubs were founded around 1900 at a time when sport was more than a mere pastime. As part of the struggle against anti-Semitism, but also in contrast to many of their own religious traditions, Jewish athletes strove to shape a new, modern image of the Jew.

When

1 June 2006 to 26 November 2006

Where

Learning Center, Libeskind Building

Admission

with the Museum ticket

The Jewish sport movement not only established a broad spectrum of sport clubs, but also produced athletes of international stature and created a Jewish Olympics. After 1933, the sport clubs were among the last places that offered Jews a protected environment.

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