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Pioniere, Verteidiger, Verfolgte: Juden und Antisemitismus im metropolitanen Schweizer Sport in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts

Christian Koller
From the journal Aschkenas

Abstract

This article provides an overview on both Jewish sport in Swiss metropolises and anti-Semitism in the Swiss sports system in the early 20th century. A number of Jewish sport pioneers considerably contributed to the formation and development of the Swiss sports system during the Belle Époque and again in the interwar period, be it as athletes, coaches, officials or journalists. At the same time, a small movement of Maccabi clubs emerged which would participate in the first international Maccabiah Games during the 1930s. However, anti-Semitism was not unknown in the early Swiss sport system. Whilst the article identifies a number of persistent anti-Semites amongst sports officials of the period considered and uncovers anti-Semitic mechanisms in individual sports associations, the full extent of discrimination against Jews in Swiss sports is yet to be explored.

Biographische Angaben

Christian Koller, geb. 1971, Prof. Dr. phil., studierte Geschichte, Wirtschafts- und Politikwissenschaften. Promotion 1998 zur Wahrnehmung von Kolonialtruppen im Ersten Weltkrieg, Habilitation 2003 zur Begriffsgeschichte von »Fremdherrschaft«. Lehrte von 2007 bis 2014 an der Bangor University (Wales). Seit 2011 Titularprofessor für Geschichte der Neuzeit an der Universität Zürich und seit 2014 Direktor des Schweizerischen Sozialarchivs. www.hist.uzh.ch/fachbereiche/neuzeit/privatdozierende/koller.html.

Online erschienen: 2017-5-23
Erschienen im Druck: 2017-6-27

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