Jewish football in inter-war Warsaw: Gwiazda-Sztern Warsaw

Source: http://pinterest.com/rcfink/yiddishkeit/ This week Rightbankwarsaw takes a look at a relatively unexplored aspect of Warsaw’s football history; the vibrant and competitive world of Jewish football in the city in the inter-war period.  This world would of course disappear forever as German troops entered the city on 1 October 1939.  The destruction of the Jewish community […]

The Warsaw Liga Okręgowa up close: GKS Świt Warszawa

Snow lays all around us here in the Polish capital, but at Rightbankwarsaw we’re not hibernating.  This week it’s time to take a look at a team from the 6th tier of the Polish league system, the Liga Okręgowa.  The team I’ll be writing about is GKS Świt Warszawa, who play their games at Oświatowa 12 […]

Gwardia Warszawa and the Polish European Dream

I got off the bus which had taken me to the gates of Gwardia Warszawa’s stadium.  It was a cold January day just after Christmas and there was hardly anyone around.  The stadium sign spoke of decayed greatness, imposing and yet falling to bits, the gates themselves caked with rust. The main entrance and the […]