The past of 1. FC Nürnberg: 15 boxes full of fates – sport

Sometimes the caretaker has to come first to take a look into the dark corners of the past. For a long time no one was interested in the good dozen cardboard boxes, they were gathering dust in a cellar on the club grounds of 1. FC Nürnberg at the Valznerweiher. It contained 12,000 member lists from 1928 to 1955, and had been considered lost for decades – until the caretaker stumbled upon them in November. The find brought tears to the eyes of the club historian Bernd Siegler. And it illuminates one of the darkest chapters of German history.

It was this stamp that put Siegler on the track. April 30, 1933, a date in the “Brexit” line in the index cards. Zack. Again and again, with 143 members of 1. FC Nürnberg, most of them Jews, as club historian Siegler has researched. He is a fan, author and curator of the Club Museum. “I want to give history a face,” he says.

In arduous detective work, he now digs through the archives in order to reconstruct the biographies of those people. Some of these life paths end in places with a gruesome sound: Auschwitz, Riga-Jungfernhof, Majdanek, Theresienstadt, Stutthof, Ghetto Izbica. The names of concentration and extermination camps.

Franz Anton Salomon.

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Others tell stories of flight and displacement, such as that of the businessman Franz Anton Salomon, who had to leave a lot behind, but took the letter with him to New York with which he had been chased away from the FCN. “Dear member”, so cynically began the letters, they ended “with sporty respect”, in between was the message: Get rid of you.

Solomon’s odyssey took him through internment camps in France via Trinidad to New York – and yet he pressed the wisp of the club to himself. “I find that remarkable,” says Siegler. And he often says that when you talk to him about the find on the phone.

Hardly any German professional football club has such detailed records of how it treated its Jewish members during the Nazi era. This is one of the reasons why the card index is so informative: because it shows how quickly and thoroughly organized sport excluded Jewish members from its ranks – and offered itself to the new rulers.

Card index members 1. FC Nürnberg

A stamp marked the turning point: membership cards like this one with the number “1” give historians new insights.

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“The sports departments have outbid each other and courted the favor of the new rulers,” says Siegler. The determination with which the clubs proceeded is shown by a summit meeting of the most successful clubs at the time, to “clarify the Jewish question”, as it was called poorly veiled. Three months before the German Football Association (DFB) decided to remove Jewish members from its football clubs, the then cream of football met in Stuttgart. 14 clubs, in addition to the Nürnbergers also FC Bayern Munich, TSV 1860 Munich, SpVgg Fürth, Eintracht Frankfurt, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and the Stuttgarter Kickers, and signed a resolution to discuss the exclusion of Jewish members. The vote on this was unanimous on April 27 at the club’s members’ assembly, and one day later letters were sent to those who were now ostracized in Nuremberg. Then the stamp was pressed into the ink pad. Resigned on April 30, 1933. They were quick and thorough.

The club was the top address in German football in the twenties and thirties. And it seemed as if they wanted to play at the forefront when it came to implementing the unworthy anti-Semitic rules. Most of the disfellowshipped were in the tennis section. How toxic the climate in the city was can be seen from the hate writings in the Nürnberger Hetzblatt The striker read: “Club, blow your tennis Jews to the devil”, etched the weekly. The newspaper demanded a free ticket to Jerusalem for the prominent Jewish football coach Jenö Konrad, and it triumphed when the coach fled Nuremberg.

Today they play the Jenö Konrad Cup in Nuremberg, the Nuremberg State Theater staged a play about the club and its trainer, the Ultras put on a big choreography for the expelled trainer. You feel a special responsibility here to carefully work out your story.

Because hardly any other city in this country is so closely linked to National Socialism as Nuremberg. The stadium is located next to the grounds of the Nazi party rally, and when the football fans march to home games, they pass the stands from which Adolf Hitler held his parades. The anti-Semitic “Nuremberg Laws” prepared the ground for the persecution of the Jews, which ended in the Holocaust.

But remembering started late, and for a long time much remained as it was. The expulsion letter to Salomon and probably many others was signed by Karl Müller, who was then president of the club from 1935 to 1945 and a member of the NSDAP. And after the war again, from 1963 to 1964, he took up the post – “as if nothing had happened,” says Siegler. “Nobody asked about the past, although many should have known.”

Who was the perpetrator, who was the victim? Hardly anyone wanted to know that exactly for a long time. Football has struggled to come to terms with it, only since the 2000s did the German Football Association begin to grapple with its own past, the association commissioned the historian Nils Havemann to roll out his own inglorious role in National Socialism.

At FC Bayern it was the Ultra fans who brought the forgotten Jewish President Kurt Landauer back into the record master’s consciousness with a choreography, since then archivist Andreas Wittner has been reconstructing Jewish biographies at FC Bayern. Others were less careful with the past: During the renovation of the Betzenberg, the membership file of 1. FC Kaiserslautern simply ended up in the bulky waste, says Siegler, indignant, who finds this oblivion of history remarkable.

What has happened cannot be undone, you know that at 1. FC Nürnberg. Nevertheless, they plan to revoke the exclusion of Jewish members at the club at the next general meeting.

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Schalke sporting director Rouven Schröder on transfers: There can be “still movement” in the goal

S04 sports director on transfers

Even more player sales do not increase the financial scope of Bundesliga relegated FC Schalke 04. “The revenues that have been achieved or are still to be achieved flow one-to-one into other pots, not into the sporting budget pot. That is the reality at FC Schalke 04 ”, said sports director Rouven Schröder in a“ kicker ”interview. The club is heavily in debt and the squad has little room for maneuver. “But I was clearly aware of this from day one and we communicated it that way.” Schröder pointed out that starting over at Schalke is still at the very beginning: “If you like to compare our situation with a mountain climb, we are still at the bottom of the valley – with a backpack full of stones that we want to and have to get rid of little by little. “

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Amine Harit (24), Matija Nastasic (28), Ozan Kabak (21) and Omar Mascarell (28) were among the footballers who are yet to leave Schalke. Harit and Nastasic paid Schröder a compliment: “Both are absolute role model professionals. You pull professionally and fully. You behave perfectly. Nobody runs away from the other here, we treat each other with respect and we are very clear in communication. And the players themselves see their future elsewhere. ”So it is unlikely that the two will still be part of the Schalke squad after the transfer period has ended. “From a sporting point of view, the 2nd Bundesliga would be a step backwards for both of them, for their personal development. In addition, both players are to be assigned to a salary level in the first division, ”explains the sports director.

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The situation at Mascarell is “the same as with Matija and Amine”. Kabak will also continue to be sold in the near future. Nothing has changed, said Schröder: “Next Monday will be a special day. It’s the day he’d join us in training after his vacation. Ozan is positioned in the player market in such a way that I believe that the transfer can also work in a timely manner. We can assume, whatever his own aspiration and goal, that he will face greater challenges. “

Only three players more expensive than Kabak: The record entries of FC Schalke 04

16. Ádám Szalai | 2013/14 von Mainz 05

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Transfer fee: € 8 million

16. Amine Harit | 2016/17 von FC Nantes

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Transfer fee: € 8 million

16. Benjamin Stambouli | 2016/17 von Paris Saint-Germain

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Transfer fee: € 8 million

15. Emile Mpenza | 1999/2000 from Standard Liège

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Transfer fee: € 8.5 million

14. Rabbi Matondo | 2018/19 Manchester City U23

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Transfer fee: € 9 million

13. Matija Nastasic | 2015/16 from Manchester City

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Transfer fee: € 9.5 million

10. Omar Mascarell | 2018/19 from Real Madrid

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Transfer fee: € 10 million

10. Jefferson Farfán | 2008/09 by PSV

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Transfer fee: € 10 million

10. Kevin-Prince Boateng | 2013/14 from Milan

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Transfer fee: € 10 million

9. Johannes Geis | 2015/16 from Mainz

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Transfer fee: € 10.5 million

7. Suat Serdar | 2018/19 from Mainz

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Transfer fee: € 11 million

7. José Manuel Jurado | 2010/11 by Athletic

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Transfer fee: € 11 million

6. Yevgen Konoplyanka | 2017/18 vom FC Sevilla

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Transfer fee: € 12.5 million

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar | 2010/11 by Milan

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Transfer fee: € 14 million

4. Ozan Kabak | 2019/20 from VfB Stuttgart

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Transfer fee: € 15 million

3. Sebastian Rudy | 2018/19 from FC Bayern

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Transfer fee: € 16 million

2. Nabil Bentaleb | 2017/18 from Tottenham

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Transfer fee: € 19 million

1. Breel Embolo | 2016/17 vom FC Basel

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Transfer fee: € 26.5 million

Schröder also indicated that goalkeepers Ralf Fährmann (32), Michael Langer (36) and Markus Schubert (23) “can still move” without going into details about who this could affect. “As in all other positions, not only the sporting but also the financial evaluation plays a very decisive role.”

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Ex-HSV & Schalke professional: Lewis Holtby wants to “return to the Bundesliga”

Ex-HSV captain

Ex-international Lewis Holtby is looking for a new challenge after the end of his contract with English second division club Blackburn Rovers. If possible, this should be back at home: “It is definitely my goal to come back to Germany,” said the 30-year-old midfielder at “Sport1”.

Blackburn signed Holtby in September 2019 after his contract with Hamburger SV expired after five years. The left-footed player played 56 competitive games for the traditional English club (4 goals / 5 assists). He only played more often for HSV, where Holtby was also captain, and Schalke 04.

Blackburn was Holtby’s third stop in England after Tottenham and Fulham. He had “very good and instructive experiences” there, but had the best time in Germany. That is why he now wants to “return to the Bundesliga or 2nd division”.

Ex-HSV professionals abroad: That’s what Lasogga, Takahara & Co. are doing today

David Jarolim (42) – FK Ujezd nad Lesy – Games for HSV: 344

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Paolo Guerrero (37) – Internacional Porto Alegre – Games for HSV: 183

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Market value: € 750,000

Pierre-Michel Lasogga (29) – Al-Khor SC – Games for HSV: 138

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Market value: € 1,000,000

Lewis Holtby (30) – without a club – games for HSV: 138

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Market value: € 600,000

Until June 30th with the BLackburn Rovers

Tomás Rincón (33) – Turin FC – Games for HSV: 128

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Market value: € 2,000,000

Gotoku Sakai (30) – Vissel Kobe – Games for HSV: 124

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Market value: € 1,300,000

Naohiro Takahara (42) – Okinawa SV – Games for HSV: 119

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Owner of the Japanese fifth division club

Jonathan Pitriopa (35) – Espérance Chartres de Bretagne – Games for HSV: 105

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Nigel de Jong (36) – Al-Shahania SC – Games for HSV: 94

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Market value: € 400,000

Tolgay Arslan (30) – Udinese Calcio – Games for HSV: 92

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Market value: € 3,000,000

Matthias Ostrzolek (31) – FC Admira Wacker Mödling – Games for HSV: 89

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Market value: € 300,000

Nicolai Müller (33) – without a club – games for HSV: 88

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Market value: € 600,000

Most recently with the Western Sydney Wanderers

Douglas Santos (27) – Zenit St. Petersburg – Games for HSV: 88

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Market value: € 16,000,000

Jaroslav Drobny (41) – without a club – games for HSV: 84

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Market value: € 75,000

Most recently at Dynamo Ceske Budejovice

Bobby Wood (28) – Real Salt Lake City – Games for HSV: 80

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Market value: € 600,000

Heung-min Son (28) – Tottenham Hotspur – Games for HSV: 78

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Market value: € 85,000,000

Marcus Berg (34) – IFK Göteborg – Games for HSV: 70

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Market value: € 1,200,000

Milan Badelj (32) – Genoa CFC – Games for HSV: 69

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Market value: € 2,000,000

Eljero Elia (34) – FC Utrecht – Games for HSV: 65

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Market value: € 400,000

Petr Jiracek (35) – 1.SK Prostejov – games for HSV: 58

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Professional career actually ended, but signed to the Czech second division team on July 1st

Albin Ekdal (31) – UC Sampdoria – Games for HSV: 57

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Market value: € 3,000,000

Michael Mancienne (33) – Burton Albion – Games for HSV: 55

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Market value: € 400,000

Kyriakos Papadopoulos (29) – Lokomotiva Zagreb – Games for HSV: 51

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Market value: € 850,000

Julian Pollersbeck (26) – Olympique Lyon – Games for HSV: 51

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Market value: € 600,000

Cléber Reis (30) – FC Santos – Games for HSV: 44

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Market value: € 800,000

Tunay Torun (31) – without a club – games for HSV: 39

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Market value: € 325,000

Most recently at Caykur Rizespor

Hakan Calhanoglu (27) – Inter Milan – Games for HSV: 38

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Market value: € 35,000,000

Luca Waldschmidt (25) – Benfica Lisbon – Games for HSV: 38

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Market value: € 15,000,000

Vasilije Janjicic (22) – FC Zurich – Games for HSV: 38

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Market value: € 900,000

Tatsuya Ito (24) – VV St. Truiden – Games for HSV: 37

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Market value: € 300,000

Lukas Hinterseer (30) – Ulsan Hyundai – Games for HSV: 36

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Market value: € 800,000

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SC Paderborn brings Jasper van der Werff on loan from Red Bull Salzburg

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SC Paderborn has brought Swiss Jasper van der Werff (22) on loan from Red Bull Salzburg for a year. The second division reported that on Saturday morning. Accordingly, the ninth in the table of the past season also secured a purchase option. “Jasper is a strong central defender who also acts robustly in duels thanks to his guard size. It is precisely these virtues that we will need more and more in the coming season, ”said Sport Managing Director Fabian Wohlgemuth.

The defensive player moved from FC St. Gallen to Salzburg in 2018 and made five appearances in the first team and twelve more in the reserve before he was on loan for FC Basel in 2020/21. There he was on the lawn in 23 competitive games. Van der Werff also took part in the U21 European Championship in March 2021 with the Swiss junior selection. The Paderborn had to set up the defensive again, because after several departures only Uwe Hünemeier (35) remained as a central defender. In addition to van der Werff, Jannis Heuer (21, Wolfsburg) was also hired to strengthen the defense.

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“Image”: HSV sign Holstein Kiels Meffert – interested in goalkeeper Nyland? – Transfer market

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Carl Zeiss Jena secures the second division championship at RB Leipzig

RB midfielder Marie-Luise Herrmann had given 500 allowed fans at Leipzig Cottaweg early from free positions (9th / 18th), her teammate Johanna Kaiser also shot a long shot just past the left (41st). In addition, FCC attacker Julia Arnold failed in the best guest opportunities by head (20th) and Lupfer (40th) to RB goalkeeper Gina Schüller.

But then Breitenbach’s treacherous corner fell out of the air just before the goal line, captain Anja Heuschkel irritated Schüller and unlucky Larissa Schreiber, who reacted too late and deflected the ball from her thigh into her own net (43.). A draw would not have been enough for the Jena women, now they were back on track.

Coach Anne Pochert’s team also survived the repeated run-up to the Leipzig in the second half – not least thanks to goalkeeper Laura Kiontke, who was in the best mood for over 90 minutes – before permanent substitute attacker Nelly Juckel completed an ice-cold counterattack in the final phase to make a decision (88.) . While Jena crossed the finish line with two points ahead of pursuers FSV Gütersloh (33 points), the RB women (26 points) finished their season in third place.

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FC Ingolstadt brings Pätzold as new coach – ex-professional Metzelder becomes manager

Second division promoted

FC Ingolstadt has filled the coaching position after returning to the 2nd Bundesliga. Promotion coach Thomas Oral, who surprisingly took his hat during the week, will be followed by long-time junior coach Roberto Pätzold, as the “Schanzer” announced on Sunday. In addition, the FCI signed the former player Malte Metzelder for the newly created position as “Manager of Professional Football”.

“Malte and Roberto will bring fresh impulses and competence at the highest level and burn for the FCI and its values ​​because of their personalities and their history,” said Managing Director Manuel Sternisa and explained: “In the analysis of the past two years we have found that we have personnel requirements due to the complexity of topics and requirements. On the one hand it is about the day-to-day togetherness in the cabin, but also the coordination and communication on the topics of ‘management planning’ and ‘contracts’.

Ex-FCI professional Metzelder will henceforth act as an interface between the professional team and the sports management and management. He had already worked as an assistant to the management in Ingolstadt from 2014 to 2017 and was most recently managing director at Preußen Münster until summer 2020.

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