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Dr. Koerner, President of the Hakoah Club, Arrives in New York

March 19, 1926
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Dr. Ignatz H. Koerner, president of the Hakoah Sport Club of Vienna and founder of the World Maccabee Organization, arrived yesterday on the Aquitania to direct the tour of the Hakoah Football Club which plays its first game at the Polo Grounds in New York, Sunday, April 25th.

“I am confident the team of the Hakoah will make a splendid showing in America and will add substantially to the many laurels which the club already has in European countries,” Dr. Koerner stated on his arrival in an interview with a representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

“I look forward eagerly to the competition between our Jewish team and the representatives of American sport clubs,” Dr. Koerner continued. “I feel that the results of this competition will be manifold and will bring about a better conception of the part which the new Jew is playing in athletics. It will also serve to bring about better international relations, since athletics is international and permits each national group to give and take the best it can.”

Following his stay in New York Dr. Koerner will visit a number of cities such as Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, where the Hakoah Club will play.

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