Jews and Sport Before the Holocaust: A Visual Retrospective

"By keeping the body in health and vigor, one walks in the ways of God" Maimonides

Jewish life before the Holocaust flourished with creativity and culture, religion and tradition, social life and politics. This exhibition gives visual expression to one facet of what was a very diverse Jewish culture- Jews who engaged in sports. From all over Europe, Jews took part in and competed in many different types of sports activities. Many of the individuals in these photos perished during the Holocaust. In certain instances, when they have had Pages of Testimony submitted in their memory, we linked to them as well.