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Hamburger Juden – deutsche Patrioten. Alfred Cossen und die Sportgruppe »Schild«

Claudia Bade
From the journal Aschkenas

Abstract

After the National Socialists came to power in 1933 the Jews in Germany were excluded from most sports clubs. As a reaction to this, and in order to still be able to participate in all kinds of sports, many Jews assembled in Jewish sports associations. In Germany, there were two competing sports organizations: the Maccabi sports movement which was part of the National Jewish/Zionist movement, and the »Sportbund Schild« (shield) which attracted the »assimilated« and patriotic German-Jewish followers. Using the example of the Jewish »Sportgruppe Schild« in Hamburg, which existed between 1933 and 1938, this contribution shows that the Jewish Sports organization meant much more than only physical training and social networking: for the young generation in particular, the »Sportgruppe Schild« played an important part in enhancing their self-confidence and strengthening their Jewish identity.

Biographische Angaben

Claudia Bade, geb. 1968, Dr. phil., studierte Geschichte und Germanistik in Bremen und Tel Aviv. Magisterarbeit über die deutsch-jüdische Jugendbewegung zu Beginn der NS-Zeit, Dissertation zum Thema Denunziation im »Dritten Reich« und in der Nachkriegszeit. 2015 Mitarbeiterin im Ausstellungsprojekt »Hamburger Fußball im Nationalsozialismus« (KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme), derzeit Bearbeiterin des Forschungsprojektes »Militärjustiz und Stadt im Krieg« zur NS-Militärjustiz in Hamburg (KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme).

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

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