Reich Maccabi ‘withdraws’ from Olympics

The German Maccabi Association, Jewish sports organization with more than 20,000 members, today announced that it will not be represented on the German Olympics teams in the forthcoming Olympic games at Berlin.

The announcement states that since Jews are no longer citizens in Germany they cannot represent the German nation, in sports as well as in other fields.

The Maccabi therefore had no alternative but to “withdraw” officially on the grounds that “Jewish nationals can represent Jews only,” the announcement declares.

This action on the part of the German Maccabi Association, it is stated here is a result not only of the new Reichstag laws disenfranchising Jews, but is the consequence of endless discriminations against Jews in sport, including the inability of Jewish athletes to obtain training facilities.

The World Maccabi Association at its conference in Bruenn, Czechoslovakia two weeks ago had adopted a resolution over the opposition of the German delegates, calling upon its members throughout the world to “abstain” from participation in the Berlin Olympic games.

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