Ready! Steady!! Go!!! Guided Tour on the occasion of the European Maccabi Games
To coincide with the European Maccabi Games taking place this year in Berlin from July 27 to August 5, we are offering a guided tour of the museum focusing on stories, objects, and personalities connected with Jewish sport—for example, water polo player Friedrich Torberg or swimmer Hedy Bienenfeld, and we even venture into the snow, right in the middle of summer. We will be showing some selected objects from the Museum collections exclusively on this afternoon.
Following on from Vienna in 2011, which was the first German-speaking venue of the European Maccabi Games, this year’s event is taking place in Berlin. The first Maccabi Games were held in 1932 in Tel Aviv as a reaction to the exclusion of Jewish athletes from sports clubs. The tradition was resurrected again after 1950. The “Jewish Olympic Games” are held every four years in Tel Aviv and also every four years, two years afterwards, in a European city.
This Tour takes place in German.
The Austrian Team makes it's entrance in the Maccabi Games 1935 in Tel Aviv
Photo: © JMW