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A Life for Football (Landauer – Der Präsident)
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
100 South The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90038 US
A Life for Football tells the dramatic story of FC Bayern Munich’s club president, Kurt Landauer, who in 1933 was forced by the Nazis to resign his post because he was Jewish. Landauer was imprisoned in Dachau and then spent the war years in Switzerland.
Returning to Munich after the war only to find his beloved team in shambles, Landauer led the effort to rebuild the stadium and the club. The film pays tribute to Landauer’s passion for the sport, his contribution to European soccer history, and his efforts to rebuild the spirit of the team, city and country in post-World War II Europe.
This screening accompanies FC Bayern’s traveling exhibit, Venerated-Persecuted-Forgotten: Victims of Nazism at FC Bayern Munich, on display at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust until October 31, 2019. Click here for more information about the exhibit.
The screening will be followed by Q&A with:
Erit Yellen, sports documentary filmmaker and producer
Justin Greenberg, soccer coach and Maccabi games athlete
Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times soccer writer, will moderate the panel.
Please note: This is a community event not planned by The Jewish Federation.