Chelsea FC launches exhibition about Jewish Athletes and the Holocaust – Chelsea FC

Posted By on December 14, 2020

The exhibition includes contributions from leading voices against antisemitism from around the world such as President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, the Israeli politician and human rights activist Natan Sharansky, UK Government antisemitism adviser Lord John Mann, Lord Ian Austin, Karen Pollock of the Holocaust Educational Trust, Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog, Holocaust survivor and champion weightlifter Sir Ben Helfgott, The Anti-Defamation Leagues (ADL) Sharon Nazarian and others.

Commenting of the launch of the exhibition, Frank Lampard said: Sports has an enormous power to unite people and by sharing the stories of these athletes, we hope to inspire future generations to always fight against antisemitism, discrimination and racism, wherever they find it.

Emma Hayes added: This is so important as we know that sport has not been immune to the horrors of the past. This exhibition brings back some of the darkest moments of our history. We see the Holocaust through the eyes of male and female athletes from around the world. The stories of Jewish athletes such as Lilli Henoch, Anna Dresden-Polak and Gertrude Kleinova remind us why we as a club and individual sports professionals can never take our freedoms for granted.

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