August 16, 2020

Israeli ice hockey captain defends joining Auschwitz home town team

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel’s ice hockey team captain has joined a club in the town where Nazi Germany’s most notorious death camp was located, but he says he will be “playing for the Holocaust victims”.¬†Eliezer Sherbatov has drawn criticism and even been accused of “treason” after signing on with a Polish team in Oswiecim, where the Nazi occupiers built the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.”There are Jews who are unhappy that I have signed with Oswiecim,” the 28-year-old told AFP from the town in southern Poland.”I tell them, what happened 80 years ago will never be forgotten. That’s why, 8…


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