Locked up in the Nazi transit camp of Terezin, Jewish prisoners created their own football league, which Czech football recently commemorated by finally granting it official recognition.
This file photo shows the entrance to the fortress in the Czech city of Terezin with the Nazi phrase: "Work Makes Free." Locked up in the fortress -- a Nazi transit camp -- 70 years ago, Jewish prisoners created their own football league.
"Playing football, we didn't think of deportation or the stress caused by life in the ghetto," famed Czech novelist and playwright Ivan Klima once said. Sent to the ghetto near Prague aged just 10, Klima played for the children's team "Blauweiss" (Blue-whites).
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