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Hakoah Vienna
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Jewish sports club founded in 1909 in Vienna initially as a football club. Created under the impression of the exclusion of “non-Aryans” from Austrian gymnastics and sports clubs around the turn of the 20th century, it went beyond offering sporting activity to become an outstanding symbol of identification for the Jews of Vienna. One of its greatest successes included winning the Austrian professional football championship in 1925.

In September 1909, Jewish students in Vienna decided to establish their own soccer club at the suggestion of Lipot Weiss, presid…

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Bunzl, John, “Hakoah Vienna”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0285>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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