Betrayal for a Jew: Israel's hockey captain switches on the Auschwitz site

the captain of The Israeli national ice hockey team, Eliezer Sherbatov, has fought back after his move to the Polish club Unia Oswiecim against hostility. The

Betrayal for a Jew: Israel's hockey captain switches on the Auschwitz site

the captain of The Israeli national ice hockey team, Eliezer Sherbatov, has fought back after his move to the Polish club Unia Oswiecim against hostility.

The town of Oswiecim in Poland during the Second world war, the location for the German concentration camp of Auschwitz. "I didn't sign on to go as a Tourist there, but to show that the Jews have come back, stronger than ever," wrote Sherbatov on Twitter.

After the announcement of his change, Sherbatov had been on Twitter from the Jewish side for his choice of Club attacked. "For a Jew, it is treachery to play for a Team in Auschwitz, ( ... ) shameful shock in the back of millions," wrote the New York Rabbi Elhanan Poupko. Everyone in Oswiecim was guilty.

Both Sherbatovs Association as well as the memorial in Auschwitz-Birkenau were behind Sherbatov. "We are deeply saddened and affected by the media's accusations against the Israeli professional, Eliezer Sherbatov, who recently joined our team," said the club.

Before the Second world war and the Holocaust have existed in Oswiecim more than 400 years, a Jewish community, a Jewish football club have given it to. The memorial, wrote, the history of Auschwitz show the dangers of stereotypes in the perception of others. The Rabbi showing his gaps in knowledge or ignore historical facts.

The 29-year-old Israeli hockey player will give his debut for Unia Oswiecim this Thursday in a friendly match against Czech club AZ Havirov.

Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 12:19

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