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  • Release Date: Dec 10, 2004
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Yaron Zilberman

Synopsis

In 1909, after the Austrian government passed a law known as "the Aryan Paragraph" which forbade sporting clubs from accepting Jewish members, a group of Jewish athletes responded by forming a sports organization of their own. Known as "Hakoah Vienna" (from the Hebrew word for strength), the club sought to give Jewish athletes a place to turn to, and to confront stereotypes that Austrian Jews were intellectual giants but physical weaklings. Hakoah Vienna's members were champions in a number of sports in...more

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