Football, elites and the stage, the case of Adolf Dymsza

Adolf Dymsza, holding a bouquet of flowers on the football pitch Football ever since it became a mass sport has always attracted famous fans.  Presidents and prime ministers are present at important matches hoping to bask in the residual glow of success and a host of celebrity hangers on hope to do the same.  Of […]

Ukraina Lviv: The story of Ukrainian football in Inter-war Poland

Panorama of present-day Lviv ‘In Lwów there are no border posts between different nations.  In Lwów there is however a Romanesque church built by Armenian hands, and the Baroque church of St. George.  Here there are remnants of German and Byzantium culture crammed together like market stalls…Different cultures in the city are not separated by […]

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 […]